Tracey E. Diamond, of counsel with Pepper Hamilton, was quoted in the March 7, 2017 Business Insurance article, "Uber's Reputation Risk Management in the Midst of Trying Times."
Tracey Diamond, counsel with Pepper Hamilton L.L.P. in Philadelphia, said companies can also leave themselves open to charges of negligent hiring if they don’t do a good job of vetting candidates and bring in someone who commits a crime or creates an unsafe work environment.
“But there are a lot of challenges that employers face in trying to get that information,” she said. “People have to lead from the top down and you have to have management tie-in or this will be just window dressing.”
She advised making acting professional in the workplace one of the metrics in the evaluation process.
“So someone might be a great sales performer,” she said. “They’re making their numbers and they’re bringing in lots of business. But if they’re harassing all their subordinates, that has to be something that is taken into consideration to avoid the potential liability for a sexual harassment lawsuit.”