On November 16, 2017, I presented a complimentary webinar on Investigating Workplace Harassment Complaints. For those who weren’t able to attend the live webinar, I’m happy to make it available for you to watch at your convenience.
In the webinar, I discuss my Top 7 Tips for Investigating Workplace Harassment Complaints:
- Be Prompt and Thorough
- Maintain Appropriate Confidentiality
- Get Buy-in from the Complainant
- Put It in Writing
- Involve Your Attorney
- Reach Conclusions, but Not Too Early
- Avoid Retaliation
Click below to access the supplemental materials for this webinar:
Why You Should Watch This Webinar
Reports of sexual harassment have flooded all media channels recently. This accounts highlight the need for business organizations to be proactive in avoiding workplace harassment in the first place. But that isn’t always possible. When harassment allegations do come to light, employers must respond appropriately to prevent escalation, which can have devastating negative consequences.
Organizations must investigate every allegation of harassment, even when the victim prefers to keep the matter confidential. Harassment is wrong and detrimental to productivity in the first place. But, once management knows of inappropriate conduct, failure to promptly investigate and take appropriate corrective action can also result in significant legal liability.
This webinar gives some important tips on how to investigate harassment complaints without making things worse. It includes practical advice and potential pitfalls for human resources professionals and management.