HR to the Rescue: Prompt Investigation Beats EEOC’s Sex Harassment ClaimDon’t listen to all the doubters – HR truly can save the day.

A recent federal court decision from the Western District of Tennessee illustrates the point again: prompt and appropriate investigation of a sexual harassment complaint can prevent employer liability.

In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Autozone, Inc. and Autozoners, LLC

Think Fast: HR’s Prompt Investigation Key Factor in Sexual Harassment Case Win for EmployerA recent ruling from a Tennessee appeals court reinforces that a prompt and reasonable investigation can help save an employer from liability in response to sexual harassment charges.

In a July 30, 2015 opinion, the Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of summary judgment to an employer in Patricia Bazemore’s sexual harassment, hostile work