The Importance Of Sexual Harassment Policies And Procedures
It’s important to determine what policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment were in place and if they were followed. Did an employee report comments or behavior that made him or her uncomfortable to their supervisor? Did the employee go to their human resources department? If so, was a there a record made of the report? Were employees disciplined or talked to afterward? The existence of a paper trail and any follow-up is essential in determining if any actual harassment took place, if it was addressed or if it was concealed.