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Credibility Determinations: EEOC Guidelines on Harassment Investigations

Posted in Credibility Determinations, Investigation Tips
In sexual harassment investigations, it is often the case that harassment occurs behind closed doors, with no witnesses, and it becomes a "he said-she said" scenario.  Instead of reaching a finding that the allegations were "sustained", "not sustained", or "unfounded", I have heard of investigators reaching an "inconclusive" conclusion, and in such an instance, the… Continue Reading

Judging Credibility of Witnesses in Harassment Investigation

Posted in Credibility Determinations, Investigation Tips
I came across an interesting article by a federal district judge (Honorable John L. Kane in Denver) about "Judging Credibility" of witnesses.  Since judging credibility of the complainant, the accused, and the witnesses is something workplace harassment investigators need to do, I thought I’d share a couple thoughts from his article. Judge Kane talks about… Continue Reading