Key Takeaways

  • Workplace sexual assault or harassment allegations can be troubling, particularly if the accused is innocent.
  • If faced with workplace harassment allegations, responding and consulting with a sexual harassment lawyer is important to protect your job.
  • Any statement given to the employer can potentially be used against the accused in criminal court, affecting their credibility or admission.
  • In some cases, the complainant may later go to the police, resulting in criminal charges. Inconsistencies in statements can be detrimental to the accused's defence.
  • When charged criminally and simultaneously facing a workplace or college complaint, exercising the right to silence is advised as preserving the job is unlikely and statements may harm the criminal case.