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How to win sexual harassment lawsuits: Institute robust anti-harassment training policy

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Employment Law,Human Resources

The Supreme Court long ago ruled on the many steps employers can take to avoid liability for sexual harassment.

Key parts of a preventive strategy include training employees and managers on what constitutes harassment, how to report it and how to investigate when harassment allegations surface.

But some employers still fail to cover sexual harassment in their ongoing training programs.

If that sounds like your organization, resolve now to increase your education efforts. As this case shows, it’s well worth the effort.

Recent case: Chastity Shields and several other women worked as customer service representatives at a Cincinnati FedEx call center. James Klingenberg supervised all the women.

FedEx has a comprehensive sexual harassment policy that’s spelled out in each employee’s handbook; it’s also available online through the company’s internal web site. The policy encourages employees to report suspected harassment through ...(register to read more)

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