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I am a manager and an employee filed harassment charges in

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I am a manager and an employee filed harassment charges in HR, against me. Am I entitled to see the complaint and what was said? Or is it confidential legally?

JD 1992 :

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JD 1992 :

There is no general rule that says it is against the law to let someone see the complaint against them.

JD 1992 :

There could, conceivably, be stuff in there that is confidential.

Customer:

It is slandering me. Shouldn't I have the right to defend myself?

JD 1992 :

You can, but some things are privileged by law. Also, you don't have any "rights" until you get into court.

Customer:

If the employee goes to EEOC or gets a lawyer how can I know what was said about me?

JD 1992 :

If they go to the EEOC you can get a copy of anything they file. If you get sued, which they can only do after they go to the EEOC, then you have the right to request a copy of anything that is rlevant.

Customer:

Okay. That helps a lot. Thank you

JD 1992 :

You're very welcome and glad to be of help. Anything else before I exit to assist others?

Customer:

No. Thanks.

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