DISCLAIMER: This post gives a general overview of how a workplace sexual assault allegation might play out. It is not legal advice, and I am not your attorney. If you require information or advice applied to your unique situation, please make an appointment to discuss it with an attorney in your jurisdiction.
Businesses regularly face many challenges that demand careful consideration and decisive action. As Kim discovered, sexual assault allegations against employees can be among the most challenging to navigate.
A Complex Web of Concerns
Kim was a conscientious small business owner who hired Taylor and Tyler knowing they had dated. What he didn’t know was that Taylor had previously accused Tyler of sexual assault. While the alleged incident occurred before their employment with Kim’s business, he was acutely aware of his responsibility to create a safe and inclusive workplace. That’s why he called us.