New research from Michigan State University revealed that almost half of accused harassers can go back to work when disputes are settled by arbitrators – or third-parties who resolve disputes.
The findings, published by the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, examine the outcomes of arbitration awards involving harassers, as well as provide insight into whether arbitration is the best solution to addressing workplace harassment.
Only 52% of the cases upheld the punishment of getting fired. In 13% of cases, the accused harassers were allowed back to work without any punishment. In the other cases, 12% could come back to work with no back pay; 20% of the cases reduced the discipline to a suspension and 2% were reduced to a warning.
Read the source article at Insurance Journal