Do you have a serial harasser on your hands? Has the finger been pointed at the same individual more than once? If so, don’t try to weasel your way out of a confrontation by simply separating the harasser from the harassed. You may get away with it once, but you’re courting trouble (and a potentially big lawsuit) if you try it again.
The bottom line: Courts have little patience for an employer that thinks the best way to solve a harassment complaint is to move the victim.
Recent case: Bill Robinson worked for Anheuser-Busch brewery when a co-worker said he made lewd comments and sent anonymous notes to her. A handwriting expert nailed Robinson as the likely suspect, and the brewery fired him. The company had to reinstate him after he filed a union grievance. That was the first incident.
Then another female employee complained to her supervisor that Robinson was “really trying to make [her] job difficult” without g...(register to read more)
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