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

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CONCLUSION

Every employer must develop a policy concerning workplace harassment; distribute that policy to employees; follow it implicitly; and provide regular training on the subject of harassment. These actions will not only earn the respect of your employees, they will provide the company with some protection should legal action be taken. Two final items: If you receive a harassment complaint, act on it immediately. I've seen too many employers drag their feet to the point where the charging party thinks nothing is being done. The charging party then takes his or her complaint elsewhere for action. Do not allow this to happen. Try to solve your problems internally, and do not let them escalate. And, if something doesn't feel right, don't do ...

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