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LIBN: If employee complains of harassment – What next?

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When an employee comes forward with a sexual harassment complaint, it’s important for companies to take immediate action, attorneys and HR pros say. “It’s incumbent on the company to conduct a swift, decisive investigation,” said Larry Martinez, partner and co-chair of the labor and employment practice group at Meltzer Lippe in Mineola. Most companies have anti-harassment policies, but many are not adept at responding appropriately to a complaint.