Our employer has an ethical and legal obligation to take sexual harassment claims seriously and investigate the charges thoroughly. Unfortunately, 39% of employees do not report sexual harassment in the workplace for fear that management will not handle the claim effectively. Your employer should take all sexual harassment complaints seriously and follow these steps to ensure that they are handling the claim in an appropriate manner. 1. Hire a Lawyer Employers should hire legal counsel. Sexual harassment claims can lead to substantial monetary settlements and serious liability. 2. Notify the Board of Directors The board of directors should be notified.