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What Should You Do If an Employee Makes a Sexual Harassment Claim?

Businessmen - Overtime in California

All sexual harassment claims should be taken very seriously. Even if the employee hasn’t yet filed an official complaint, you should take immediate action. First, contact an employment lawyer in San Jose, CA . He or she can give you the legal guidance that will minimize your company’s liability.

Man Scolding in the Office When you watch this video, you’ll be reminded to speak with all involved parties to get to the bottom of what has happened. Take action to put an end to the sexual harassment, and execute disciplinary action as specified in the employee handbook. Later, you’ll need to follow up with the involved parties to make sure the behavior has stopped and the victim didn’t suffer any retaliatory actions. You can prevent future problems by holding training sessions focused on raising awareness of sexual harassment, and explaining your company’s zero tolerance policy.