Here’s a cautionary tale you can tell employees when explaining they should never touch a fellow employee. With video surveillance cameras everywhere, such incidents may be caught on tape, and the employee doing the touching may have an innocent explanation that just won’t be heard over what seems to be happening on camera.
Recent case: Clarence Williams claimed he was just having a serious discussion with an employee who had lied on her employment application and whom he was firing. But a videotape of the incident showed him touching her. She went to the police and said he was making a pass at her. They filed criminal charges based on the tape and her testimony.
Williams was convicted of battery on a female. (North Carolina v. Williams, No. 04-CRS-53940, North Carolina Court of Appeals, 2008)
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