Nathaniel Glasser Quoted in “Harassment and Financial Services”

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Nathaniel M. Glasser, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in WealthManagement, in “Harassment and Financial Services,” by Diana Britton and Michael Thrasher.

Following is an excerpt:

Over the last few weeks, stories of women who have experienced sexual harassment in the financial services industry have poured into our inboxes. …

What More Can Be Done?

Nathaniel Glasser, a member of Epstein Becker Green in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, says most training programs deal with harassment in the abstract, when what’s needed is the inclusion of real-world examples that mirror situations wealth managers may encounter themselves. …

From the Top

…“Whether somebody feels comfortable in reporting really has to start at the top, and then work its way down to the various levels of management,” says Glasser. “Because if there isn’t that buy-in, and there’s not enough of that appearance of buy-in from management, that might impact whether people are going to use the procedures and processes that are actually in place.”

Many say the biggest breakthroughs in alleviating the barriers to reporting abuse will only come when there is a more equitable distribution of women in senior positions.