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See evil, fear evil: How harassment can also lead to assault charges

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Question: Think for a second how supervisors in your organization would handle this situation: A female employee walks into her boss’s office and complains that one of her co-workers showed her pictures of himself engaged in ... activity best reserved for the privacy of one’s own home (get the gist?). Pretty serious stuff.

Apparently one guy didn’t think so.  A boss at a service company at Chicago’s O’Hare airport allegedly responded to such a complaint with a chuckle and then told the woman that he’d get right on it ... after he returned from his vacation. (Perez v. Globe Ground N.A. LLC, N.D. Ill., 4/5/07).

Your managers’ response in those first few seconds after receiving a harassment complaint can make the difference between a peaceful resolution and a messy, expensive harassment lawsuit. Good training is everything. Even worse, in this case, the court agreed that the harassing employee’s la...(register to read more)

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