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Balanced response key to workplace sexual misconduct allegations

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 8:31 AM | By Sheryl Johnson

Addressing and responding to sexual misconduct in the workplace is complex and involves many facets. The #MeToo movement has underscored: (i) the fact that until recently many complainants have been hesitant to come forward while still employed for fear, among other things, of reprisal; and thus (ii) the importance that every complaint should be accepted on its face in good faith, with compassion and with as much privacy as is possible in the circumstances. This includes under the employer’s internal complaint processes in both union and...