Jared S. Pope is the CEO/Founder of Work Shield. Jared grew up a Texas cowboy, became a Horned Frog (TCU) and then rode a Mustang (SMU) into the legal profession. After riding the great plains of legal experience at two nationally recognized law firms, he hung his own shingle specializing in ERISA, HR and Benefits for 16 years, as well as started several other companies. As an entrepreneur, ERISA-genius, and innovator, Work Shield grew from an idea of how employers handle workplace harassment issues to an innovator disrupting how legal, HR, technology, D&I and #MeToo and discrimination issues are handled by companies across the country. When Jared is not providing simplified business solutions, he spends time with his wife and family in the kitchen, watching his two children play various sports or can be found on the golf course with friends.
Even with reporting hotlines and “open-door” policies, companies that manage workplace harassment and discrimination internally on any level are putting employees and themselves at greater risk - of continuing bad behavior, low morale and job satisfaction, higher turnover, lower engagement, legal suits, costly settlement fees and more. And with even more stringent guidelines from the EEOC on the horizon and ever-evolving workplace environments, the only way to protect both employees and employers is to proactively implement a solution that allows employees to truly be heard.