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15. Harassment
A topic that has become prevalent in recent months, sexual harassment has plagued the entertainment, political and media industries. To start to address the issue of harassment, an employer must work to develop, implement and enforce a zero tolerance policy for harassment and make sure it is included in the employee handbook, according to Xpert.

“An employer needs to be particularly vigilant regarding acts of harassment in the workplace because the employer may be liable and face Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges, legal complaints, fines and penalties on top of negative press and damage to its reputation,” says Beth Zoller, legal editor at XpertHR.