Business Insider has learned that the human resources department of an Oregon university is taking steps to stop its employees from making the same mistakes they did on social media, after they were accused of engaging in the harassment of a former student.
The university was notified by the Office of the President that the Office’s Institutional Compliance Committee has received a complaint from a former employee who claimed to have been harassed by her HR department colleague on social networks.
The former employee is not the person who filed the complaint against the former HR professional, but the Office has made it clear that the individual’s claims are unfounded and the allegation is being taken seriously, according to the university.
The individual said she was forced to go to the office of her former HR colleague in order to discuss her concerns.
She alleged that she was pressured into giving information that she had given to her former employer in writing and that she received a negative review for doing so.
In response to the employee’s allegations, the Office notified the university that it would investigate the complaint and that the employee would receive a written warning.
The OCP, the highest ranking human resources committee within the university, said that it was aware of the complaint.
The OCP also told Business Insider that the university’s Instational Compliance Committee is taking a thorough look at the complaint, including conducting an investigation into the alleged conduct.
The Office of Institutional Responsibilities (OIR), a committee of university officials and outside human resources professionals, oversees the compliance with university policies and practices, including HR compliance, ethics and anti-discrimination policies.OIR has previously been at the center of a firestorm over allegations that an assistant professor at a Texas university engaged in sexual harassment and was forced out by her employer.
She was later found to have fabricated her accusations.
University of California, Berkeley students, and other students have been demanding the removal of the university from the list of universities with the highest number of sexual harassment complaints in the United States.
The number of complaints filed against universities with more than 1,000 complaints has surged by over 40 percent since last year.
The number of university employees who have been reprimanded for sexual harassment increased by more than 40 percent in the past year.