In today’s workplace culture, proactively addressing diversity, gender and pay equity issues has become increasingly important. As key stakeholders take aim at corporate boards perceived as aloof or unresponsive, it is critical to develop a plan for staying ahead of the curve and protecting your organization’s people and reputation.
As forward-thinking advisors, we identify trends in your industry and work swiftly to help you successfully navigate challenges, aligning our counsel with your business objectives. Our approach goes beyond analysis to provide you with comprehensive solutions for protecting your organization’s market position, supporting employee retention metrics and avoiding scrutiny.
Confidential Pay Studies. To help you identify and address pay discrepancies based on gender, race and ethnicity or other factors before challenges arise, we conduct confidential studies evaluating legal risks, whether in the context of shareholder requests or litigation. We assess disparities, review policies to identify root causes and develop and implement an action plan based on our findings. Every step of the way, our team provides diverse perspectives and robust knowledge of sector-specific pay data, compensation structures, pay equity laws and board fiduciary responsibilities.
Harassment-Avoidance Policies and Training. When it comes to workplace harassment, we take a proactive and protective approach to help our clients avoid allegations of misconduct. To help you foster a culture of compliance, we partner with your in-house legal and human resources teams to evaluate and adopt updated policies and protocols. Our tailored, customizable trainings engage employees at all levels of your organization, from your staff to the C-Suite and Board, and include one-on-one executive leadership training
Workplace Investigations. If you find yourself facing a high-stakes harassment claim, we work with your in-house teams to respond swiftly and take decisive action. From conducting extensive internal investigations to delivering investigation reports vetted by our Firm’s internal workplace investigation committee, counseling your Board on disclosure obligations and preparing a crisis management plan to avoid further legal exposure, we are your committed partner.
And when it becomes necessary, we offer a global team of tenacious litigators with extensive experience in defending employers and C-Suite executives in arbitration and in state and federal courts.