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Workplace Harassment and Employee Rules

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In what ways do the standards used to attribute liability for harassment to employers differ depending on whether the harassers are managers, coworkers, or third parties? Regardless of whether the harasser is a manager or an employer, what are some things (at least three) that the company should be mindful of when investigating complaints of harassment and when disciplining offenders?

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Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates several laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We know in some cases the employer is automatically liable for harassment by a supervisor and if it causes any conflict in the work or a hostile work environment, the employer can avoid liability if they have investigated the ...

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This solution of 232 words discusses harassment and liability based on managers or regular employees.