The importance of having effective employment procedures in place so that employees can report harassing conduct cannot be overstated. This advice recently was emphasized when a federal court jury rejected a female employee’s sexual harassment claim against the Salvation Army. The jury did so, in part, because when the employee complained about the harassment, the Salvation Army immediately investigated the complaint and took prompt remedial action.
An article discussing the case by DiMuroGinsberg attorney, Billy Ruhling, III, appears in the September, 2016 issue of the Virginia Employment Law Letter. As Bill states in his article, “the case provides a good lesson about the need to educate your employees on your expectation that they will conduct themselves appropriately at work” and to make them “aware of your procedures for reporting inappropriate workplace conduct so that you can take appropriate remedial action.”
If you would like to obtain a copy of Bill’s article entitled, “Jury Nixes ‘Jezebel’ Harassment Claim Against Roanoke Salvation Army,” please contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.