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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment by Terry L. Fitzwater

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4.THE INVESTIGATION PROCESS

The company must establish a mechanism to report alleged incidents of harassment. The use of an open door policy is a must when it comes to this issue. Every employee must feel comfortable that he or she can go to anyone in the organization to report his or her concerns. It is also a good idea to have a specific reporting process posted and included in the employee handbook. It will look like this:

Every employee should feel free to report any instance of harassment to any management official. It is always a good idea to report it first to your direct supervisor, as this individual has firsthand knowledge of the work area and its employees. If the alleged harasser is your supervisor, you should seek out your supervisor's ...

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