How can we manage the relationship between an accused and accuser?
Q: One of our employees (complainant) made an allegation of sexual harassment against a colleague (respondent). During the investigation into the allegation, we did not find any evidence of sexual harassment or an ongoing threat. However, the complainant claims to feel threatened around the respondent. The complainant and respondent work in different areas of the business; however, the respondent works near reception, so the complainant needs to pass the respondent to get to her work area each shift. If we were to alter their shifts to eliminate contact between them, they may both lose shifts and work as a result. What are our options here?
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