Handle Same-Sex Harassment Claims the Same as Other Harassment
Linda Doyle, while noting that she has seen an increase in same-sex harassment claims involving male employees, cautioned that treating such claims like traditional harassment allegations may still involve some differences. “There is unfortunately some bias against the LGBT community that may lead to spurious claims. Human resources’ role is to spot that bias and deal with it,” Ms Doyle said, adding that “investigations should be done as confidentially as possible for this reason. In addition, those who raise claims in bad faith should be disciplined.” Read the full article.