Tag: Harassment Investigation

Question: How should a manager handle a situation in which an employee discloses a harassment situation but asks to keep it confidential and have no action taken to investigate it? Answer: This is a tough situation, and although a manager’s tendency may be to protect the employee, he/she has a strict responsibility under both state and federal…

Question: Who should our client speak to first when conducting a harassment investigation?  This is the first time that they have had this issue and need some general guidance. Answer:  The nature of the complaint will determine how the client begins the investigation.  First, the human resources manager should review the written documentation with the employee…

Question:  How does a sexual harassment investigation change if a client is claiming she has been harassed by one of our employees at the client worksite? Answer: You still have an affirmative duty to conduct a thorough investigation of the issue and resolve the complaint, not just for this one situation but also to ensure…