As sexual harassment allegations have surfaced over the last few months in Hollywood, Congress and big-name companies, executives have rushed to damage control mode by firing or denouncing the alleged harasser. “In the face of the #metoo movement, delay appears to be as damning as inaction or approval,” John said. “This means employers have to act with extraordinary haste in the face of harassment allegations or face public scorn for foot-dragging. But both HR and the legal team can and should, in most cases, suggest a more measured and equally defensible approach—suspension pending investigation—bearing in mind that long, drawn-out investigations could result in the same public scorn.”
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Article: “A Rush to Judgment?” Society for Human Resource Management. December 1, 2017.