Madison Heights, MI asked in Employment Law for Michigan

Q: Can an employer force a sit down meeting with a colleague that harassed you?

I reported harassment by a colleague last fall. Colleague received a scolding. We continue working in same building with little to no contact. Now my supervisor is requiring a sit down meeting with said colleague.

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Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: I would think about this pragmatically. If you refuse, will you lose your job? Maybe. Would that be lawful? Maybe not. It might depend on the type of harassment and degree. It might depend on your employer's role in the matter.

You'll need to call a few attorneys and discuss the situation to figure out what is actually going on, to know what makes the most sense, and whether or not you have any sort of legal path through this employer's unusual request.

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