White Paper: Handling Workplace Sexual Harassment Complaints - 5 Best Practices Every HR Professional Should Follow

  • By: ComplianceOnline
  • Date: July 09, 2014
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Avoid EEOC enforcement actions and legal penalties by ensuring that the HR department has a robust process to handle workplace sexual harassment complaints.In FY 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 7,571 claims of sexual harassment in the workplace. Of these, 977 or 10.9% were settled. The benefits paid out to claimants amounted to USD 43 million (these do not include the benefits obtained through litigation).The numbers alone show that workplace sexual harassment is a challenge that HR departments have to work hard to prevent and if complaints are made, need to be managed with tact and professionalism. This white paper details five best practices that HR departments can adopt in order to ensure they are compliant with the prevailing laws against sexual harassment in the workplace.

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