Mitigating the Risk of a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against a Medical Practice

Mitigating the Risk of a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against a Medical Practice

San Diego Physician magazine, a publication of the San Diego County Medical Society, recently published an article authored by Founding Partner Jehan N. Jayakumar on steps medical practices can take to mitigate the risk of a sexual harassment lawsuit.

The article discusses Business and Professions Code Section 726 and Business and Professions Code Section 729, two important statutes related to sexual conduct. In addition, the article discusses the importance of a clear, zero-tolerance anti-harassment policy in an employee handbook, and steps medical practices can take to ensure acknowledgement of its policies.

Establishing a zero-tolerance policy requires clear guidelines for sexual harassment, responsive channels for employees to report incidents of harassment, and thorough investigations, which include interviews and proper documentation.

To read the article in its entirety, visit: https://cjattorneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/SD_Physician_0919_v5Article.pdf

Carlson & Jayakumar LLP has a history of providing legal counsel and guidance to medical practices and providers with respect to their employment matters. To learn more, contact us today at (949) 222-2008.

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