Harassment in the workplace - How to recognize wrongful workplace conduct
By Kerri L. Keller on October 03, 2016
As written in the October 2016 Smart Business News Magazine
By, Kerri L. Keller, Attorney, Litigation Practice Group, Brouse McDowell, LPA
Employers have a responsibility to create an environment that errs on the side of caution in protecting their employees against workplace harassment, says Kerri L. Keller, Attorney at Brouse McDowell. "An effective policy will describe the sort of conduct that is prohibited, state who is protected by the policy and who must abide by it, and warn all employees that they must follow the policy," Keller says. "It must provide a procedure for dealing with complaints and ensure that all complaints will be addressed promptly and impartially." "There should also be a prohibition against retaliation. Taking measures such as the creation and enforcement of an appropriate policy can help insulate against liability should an employee file a lawsuit and allege harassment." Smart Business spoke with Keller about what employers need to know about workplace harassment.
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