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A Follow up to Who do you report harassment to if the harasser is the CEO?

16 Feb 2017, 12:03 UTC
A Follow up to Who do you report harassment to if the harasser is the CEO?
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Perhaps my view is “Pollyannaish”
On Valentine Day, of all days, I wrote a blog post called Who do you report harassment to if the harasser is the CEO? That post sparked some interesting responses for a couple of reasons. The most notable response came from, Chris McKinney, a Texas attorney who represents employees in EEO cases. He paid me a compliment when he said:
“It is a thoughtful article and it makes the excellent point that HR for every company needs to bake into their policies a method by which an employee can internally report sexual harassment being committed by the CEO or owner of a company without risk of retaliation. I think that is an excellent goal to strive for and I hope that all HR departments set that as a goal. There is only one problem with the premise of the article….The effort will almost certainly fail.”
Differing points of view
I respect Mr. McKinney’s point of view, but he has a view of HR that I don’t ascribe to. He says that the reason HR will fail in helping employees with claims of harassment is that “HR serves two masters. On the one hand, HR is ...

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