Investigating Sexual Harassment: Checklist & Best Practices
Conducting sensitive, yet thorough, investigations in your organization.
Sexual harassment allegations are challenging to investigate, so it is important to take a balanced, well-informed approach during the process. Complaints must be taken seriously and handled with care so your positive workplace culture does not degrade with rumors or cynicism. Additionally, investigations that are handled incorrectly can lead to employee reluctance to report harassment, supervisor retaliation or even legal action against your organization.
Here we provide a fourteen point checklist that offers a template for conducting a harassment investigation guided by best practice and an in-depth report where experts in the investigations and legal fields share their tips on how to run a sensitive harassment investigation.