COLUMBIA, S.C.—The #MeToo movement has changed the conversation around sexual harassment in the workplace—and employers ignore these changes at their peril.

Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Ashley Kutz Kelley spoke on “Sexual Harassment During the #MeToo Movement” to members of the South Carolina Healthcare Human Resources Association (SCHHRA) at their Spring Education Session. Ashley provided a review and update on the law that guides best HR practices for managing sexual harassment prevention and claims, and the impact of the #MeToo movement on strategy for defending such allegations.

The SCHHRA Spring Education Session took place April 13 in Columbia.

Ashley Kutz Kelley represents companies in employment matters the manufacturing, shipping, healthcare, financial services, professional services and property management sectors.  She is an experienced litigator with a broad-ranging practice in federal and state courts, including business, commercial, financial, employment, product liability, and judgment enforcement matters. Ashley serves as Chair of Charleston Women in International Trade (CWIT) and as Chair of the South Carolina Bar’s Employment and Labor Law Section.