Nonprofits need formal harassment policies

LEGAL ADVICE: Partridge, Snow & Hahn attorney Elizabeth Manchester chats with Sam Sylvester, vice president financial services at OceanPoint Insurance. Manchester was speaking at United Way about what nonprofits should do to ensure employees and employers don’t engage in harassment.
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MICHAEL SALERNO
LEGAL ADVICE: Partridge, Snow & Hahn attorney Elizabeth Manchester chats with Sam Sylvester, vice president financial services at OceanPoint Insurance. Manchester was speaking at United Way about what nonprofits should do to ensure employees and employers don’t engage in harassment.
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MICHAEL SALERNO
Nonprofit leaders are often so focused on the mission that they can overlook essential policies that underpin their business. Many nonprofit organizations lack the formal policies that can protect them from harassment or discrimination lawsuits – and which are intended to protect employees as well, according to insurance and legal professionals. In the months after…

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