You may think your managers know how to respond to harassment claims. But what if those complaints are about male-on-male or female-on-female harassment? That’s not what harassment looked like in the training video! Would your managers shrug it off--as in the following case--by saying, “Don’t be so sensitive. Go back to work!” If so, get ready to write a big check—and don’t be so “sensitive” about how many zeros your company might have to put at the end.
Case In Point: Paul Reed worked as a salesman at Dillard's department store in Florida. One day, his male supervisor asked Reed to come into the stockroom. When Reed arrived, the supervisor began to masturbate in front of him. Reed immediately reported the incident to the store manager.
The manager’s response? He told Reed that the supervisor had worked for Dillard’s for 14 years, “So get back to work.”
Several months later, Reed reported to the store manager that the mal...(register to read more)