Houston Partner Recommends Four Steps for Investigating Anonymous Workplace Harassment
Accused workplace harassers usually are known to management. But a quick internet search for news coverage on anonymous workplace harassment shows that unknown perpetrators are more common than employers might think.
In an article for Law360, Houston partner Joe Gagnon reminds employers that the anonymity of the harasser does not relieve management of its obligation to conduct a reasonable investigation to both identify the perpetrator and protect against future harassment. Gagnon explains the two types of anonymous harassment and recommends four steps employers should take to investigate – even when they don’t know who they’re investigating.
To read the article, visit Law360 (subscription required).