Failing to address harassment allegations can cost employers
December 1, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When it comes to sexual harassment allegations, no employer wants to find itself in the position an Indiana university was in during the 1990s, when a woman complained to a senior administrator that the school's chancellor had groped her.
"Oh, no, not again," said the administrator at Indiana University's South Bend campus.
A jury awarded the woman $800,000.
Although a judge later slashed that to $50,000, the message was clear: Failing to address allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace can have expensive legal consequences for employers.
"You don't have to...