Retaliation for Sexual Harassment Report
A mid-level manager at a public company was the victim of blatant and widely-observed sexual harassment by a well-liked senior supervisor. She reported the harassment and the supervisor’s employment was terminated. A year later, the employee claimed that other supervisors were retaliating against her for reporting the substantiated sexual harassment. The employee claimed that, because she made the harassment report, her role in her department had been reduced and her advancement was stalled. The company asked Axium to independently explore her claim. Axium conducted a comprehensive review of the email of numerous employees, analyzed work project files, and examined the performance evaluations of the employee and her co-workers. We also interviewed many employees at the company. We concluded that several factors had impacted her position and advancement in her department, and based on our findings, certain measures were implemented to safeguard the employee.