It's not enough to just quietly dispatch harassment claims using confidentiality agreements or non-disclosure agreements. (Image: Shutterstock)

What are some of the main lessons that all employers can take away from the fallout of sexual harassment claims against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein?

First, it’s not enough to have company policies against harassment of any kind  – human resource departments need to have the full support of company boards, experts say. This means that board directors themselves have to take more responsibility instilling a zero-tolerance culture from the top-down – and not just quietly dispatching harassment claims using confidentiality agreements, or keeping potential accusers quiet with non-disclosure agreements.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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