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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment by Terry L. Fitzwater

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THE INVESTIGATION PROCESS

The process begins with the rights of the charging party and the alleged harasser, which are summarized in the table that follows.

Rights of Both Parties After a Complaint Is Filed

The Charging Party

•   Expedited review

•   Investigation of the complaint

•   Interview of witnesses or those having knowledge of the alleged event

•   No retaliation for filing the complaint

•   Privacy concerning the event and its outcome

The Accused

•   Expedited review

•   To have his or her day in court

•   No predetermination of guilt

•   Interview of witnesses or those having I knowledge of the alleged event

•   Privacy concerning the event and its outcome

Both Parties Have a Right to a Confidential Investigation

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