Newspapers have recently reported many stories of complaints of sexual harassment being poorly investigated - or not investigated at all. This neglect, if true, led to additional behaviors and reports by alleged victims of these accusations. If they just exist as rumors and are, in fact, untrue, the reputation of the person (or persons) being accused is destroyed almost as badly as it would have been if there had been an investigation and this person was found guilty. And in either case, the victims (alleged or in fact) received no justice. No matter what, it is important to take any complaint seriously – and to make sure there is a neutral, comprehensive and fair investigation conducted.
This course starts off by offering two examples of accusations being brushed off by management – and the ensuing results. Next, we do a very brief review of the laws pertaining to harassment and discrimination. After this, the focus is on how to conduct a neutral, comprehensive, and fair investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct in a corporate setting, along with additional case studies.
This course covers how to conduct an investigation into a complaint of inappropriate behavior in the workplace - and what to do if the complaint reveals a problem.
Review Questions: Investigating a Complaint of Inappropriate Behavior in The Workplace
Final Exam: Incorrect: Investigating a Complaint of Inappropriate Behavior in The Workplace
Illumeo, incorporated in 2009, is revolutionizing the hide-bound world of corporate learning. Illumeo works with corporate professionals and organizations of all sizes to build the skills and capabilities that help everyone be an expert at their job.
Based in Silicon Valley, CA, Illumeo serves thousands of corporations and corporate professionals across Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing. The platform offers assessments, industry-benchmarked competency analyses, hundreds of expert-developed courses, collaborative tools, and the ability for companies to self-publish internal courses that promote institutional knowledge retention and dissemination.
Illumeo is the place for expertise management and we are dedicated to the proposition that everyone can be an expert at their job.
ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized Leadership, Management, Professional Development and O-D consultant specializing in people and processes in the workplace. Multifaceted, Dr. Diamond has extensive experience in a wide range of disciplines (business, education, management, marketing, business ownership, psychology – and some economics and law as well.) This enables her to see things from a variety of angles and to cleave to the essence of a problem quickly, offering her clients creative and practical solutions.
Founder/Consultant : Diamond Associates - [1981-10 to Current]
Leadership, Professional and Organizational Development Consultant - working with many organizations in many industries.
President - Founder - Consultant : Diamond Associates - [1981-10 to Current]
I am a Leadership, Management, Professional Development and O-D Consultant. I work with individuals, groups, companies, government agencies and associations. My background is multi-faceted and includes business, management, psychology, marketing, and some economics and law - thus bringing a varied and diverse approach to my work. Known to be practical, insightful and having the ability to cleave to the essence of a problem, my clients appreciate and gain great value from my specializing in people and processes in the workplace.
I founded Diamond Associates in 1981 and have consulted to dozens of companies and individuals since that time.
In addition to consulting and training, I have extensive experience teaching at the university level and have taught a wide range of courses especially those considered "soft skills" to MBA students.
Ph.D., Psychology : Pacific University (formerly PGSP)