July 08, 2021

Kalpana Kotagal, a Partner at Cohen Milstein’s Civil Rights and Employment practice will speak on VoiceAmerica’s Psych Up Live Podcast on  “Workplace Harassment Reaches into The Remote Workplace: Concerns.”

In this show, guest Kalpana Kotagal, partner at Cohen Milstein in the Civil Rights and Employment group, will define and exemplify workplace harassment and virtual workplace harassment. She will consider the recent findings from two surveys which reveal a significant rise of virtual harassment of many people working from home. She will consider whether the pandemic played a role in increasing existing harassment already occurring in the workplace or added new dangers and demands when employees began working from home. She will discuss the challenges of virtual work, the targets of virtual harassment (women, people of color, LGBTQ and older employees) and what happens when there is no witness and no bystander. Importantly she will offer her expertise in terms of the need for Employers and Human Resource Professionals to consider the ongoing issues of workplace harassment that compromise the safety, equality, mental and physical health of employees in the office and the virtual workplace.