I filed a harassment claim with my employer because another employer made false allegations against me. She alleged that I pushed her, bumped into her, and laughed in her face in a room full of people. This situation has affected my mental and physical health. Since I’ve filed the case, I have emailed HR and my supervisor on the status of the case. They have only stated that they will investigate. HR doesn’t respond. What other steps should I take? Do I need to seek legal advice?
You should expect that your case will be investigated within a reasonable amount of time, but "reasonable" is not a specific period. Look at the company policy to see if it specifies a time frame for investigating complaints. Why not go by the HR office in person rather than email them? If that is not possible, then call them or talk to your supervisor. You can, of course, hire an attorney to advise you, especially if you believe the employee's allegations may lead to discipline or discharge from employment.
Updated on February 18, 2019