Sexual harassment in the workplace is something that can cripple an organization. Over the past few weeks, we have given employers some tips for dealing with complaints of sexual harassment. One point that we haven't yet discussed is how to handle complaints of sexual harassment when they are made against you.
If an employee accuses you of sexual harassment, you can't ignore the complaint. Instead, you must follow the same guidelines as you would follow if the complaint was made against another person. As a manager, supervisor, owner or person of authority in your company, you have to ensure that you are protecting the interests of the company.