Responding Effectively To Harassment Claims

Law360, New York (May 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- By now, it is well known by employers that every company should maintain and distribute an anti-harassment policy that contains a clearly articulated complaint procedure for employees to complain of harassment and discrimination.

However, what is less known, and what employers tend to disregard, is the importance of promptly investigating complaints of harassment and taking quick and appropriate corrective action in response to the alleged harassment.

All too often, what initially begins as simple workplace humor turns into an expensive harassment (or, even worse, a retaliation)...
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