Would you require a new C-Suite hire to affirm no history of discrimination at work?

plant-paprika-pepper-grow-82728We’re still got about a month and a half to go, and the list of notable sexual harassers (allegedly) is growing faster than my youngest can eat her peas.

Often, when we hire high-level executives, we resort to employment agreements. And in those employment agreements, we include provisions requiring the new hire to affirm that working for the new company will not cause that person to violate any restrictive covenants or other pre-existing agreements.

So, I have a question for you.

Is it time to expand those reps and warranties to include a similar provision requiring onboarding executives — male or female — to affirm that they have never been accused of sexual harassment or other discriminatory behavior at work?

What do you think? Email me and let me know.

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