Workplace Harassment is one of the most volatile and slippery issues an employer can face. Once you are aware of a possible case of harassment, you need to be sure to take measured, careful, and consistent steps in your investigatory process. In short you are best served to secure advice and even the services of an expert so as to not compromise your ability to effectively defend the firm should the issue move to formal complaint status with government entities or even a lawyer. Interviewing all parties involved, including witnesses, in a confidential and complete fashion is your starting point. That being said, the risk of doing this wrong can be in the millions of dollars. Get advice. Get educated.
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