I AM BEING SEXUALLY HARASSED AT WORK!
An allegation of sexual harassment is very serious not just for the employee being harassed but also for the employer and the accused individual.
Sexual harassment in the workspace can come in many forms. In certain situations the sexual harassment can be valid and in other cases it can be unfounded. If an individual feels they are being sexually harassed they should consult with Human Resources or any other internal department that handles the matter. Also, the individual should consult with an experienced employment lawyer.
I HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK
If you have been accused of sexual harassment at work its important to remain calm. You should ensure that you have had an opportunity to review and scrutinize the complaint against you. In the event of any potential lawsuit you and your employer would be included as Defendants. Depending on the nature of the offence there could be possible criminal charges. You should consult with an experienced employment lawyer first before rushing to your employer to give them your side of the story. Also, do not sign anything until it has been reviewed by an employment lawyer.
I AM AN EMPLOYER AND MY EMPLOYEE IS ALLEGING SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Employers must be very cautious when dealing with an allegation of sexual harassment. They should document all information. They should engage in a thorough interview with the complainant. Regardless, of how frivolous the complaint, employers should take care to ensure the complainant does not feel their issues are being swept under the rug.
They should provide the accused with an opportunity to seek legal advice and to meet with he or she and get their version of events. For larger companies who can afford it, its prudent to hire a third-party company that specialises in the investigation of sexual harassment claims.
Never, move to immediately dismiss the accused employee before confronting them. This confrontation must also be non-threatening. If an employer does not follow proper protocol he or she may face a lawsuit from the complainant or the wrongfully accused.
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