Since the rise of the #MeToo movement, many employers have seen an increase in employees bringing internal complaints claiming harassment by co-workers or management. In order to avoid potential liability or increased exposure, employers must ensure that they conduct prompt and effective investigations designed to ensure that any harassment in the workplace is eliminated. While employers may complain that having to step aside from regular duties to respond to an internal complaint is a drain on time and resources, it is crucial that employment attorneys urge clients to take these complaints seriously and to fully investigate the allegations.
Julie Bruch has written several items for The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Quarterly (IDC Quarterly). The excerpt above is from the original publication. Follow the link above to read the entire article.