How to Mitigate the Risk of a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against a Medical Practice

Jehan N. Jayakumar, Founding Partner of Carlson & Jayakumar LLP, an OCMA Business Partner, recently authored an article on steps medical practices can take to mitigate the risk of a sexual harassment lawsuit. The article was published in San Diego Physician magazine, a publication of the San Diego County Medical Society. 
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 Carlson & Jayakumar LLP at (949) 222-2008 or visit www.cjattorneys.com

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