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The Employer’s Legal Advisor by Thomas M. Hanna

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Following Through on Complaints

Barbara, an employee at one company, complained of sexual harassment by another employee, Kevin, who was of a different race. The workforce was organized and there was a grievance and arbitration procedure in place so that no action could be taken against Kevin without evidence. Barbara claimed that her distress was so great that she needed time off from work to recover psychologically, and this request was granted up to the point where she failed to satisfy management that more time was needed (after the lawsuit was filed Barbara claimed that she had been physically threatened by Kevin). While Barbara was on leave, a supervisor was dispatched to investigate the claim within the plant.

The supervisor found nothing ...

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