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  •  Not their responsibility? (2+ / 0-)
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    ratcityreprobate, Militarytracy

    By that argument, civilian managers and executives should be in charge of sexual assault and harrassment claims in the workplace.

    Two different types of responsibility: First, if you're in charge you are responsible for preventing sexual assault and harrassment in the first place and for handling accusations when they come up. You can still be punished if you do not live up to that responsibility.
    The responsibility for investigation, trial and punishment falls to outside authorities. Who are also the ones who will investigate the leaders for not being sufficiently responsible.
    Much like in the civilian world: Companies have policies on sexual harrassment and assault. Managers and HR departments handle minor issues (note that HR departments are outside of the direct chain of command), but serious cases are handled by law enforcement and the court system. Would companies care more if everything was internal?

    The Empire never ended.

    by thejeff on Fri Dec 20, 2013 at 08:51:15 AM PST

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