Managers, HR professionals and investigators must sometimes deal with employees who allege they are being sexually harassed at work.
In order to address the allegations properly, they must interview the accuser and accused, verify facts and investigate the harassment allegations thoroughly. Failure to investigate properly can lead to lawsuits and even serious harm to those involved.
Join Allison West as she outlines the critical steps that need to take place when investigating sexual harassment and how to avoid the common investigation mistakes.
- what harassment is and what it isn’t
- policy vs. the law
- how to handle delicate interviews
- gender of the investigator
- “reasonable person” standard
- gathering evidence
- the “he said, she said” dilemma
- same sex harassment