An employer’s response to a complaint of harassment doesn’t need to be perfect. Just ok may do.

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Remember that AT&T ad campaign a few years ago where the mobile network provider touted how cell phone users should not have to settle for mediocre phone service?

Just ok is not ok.

In the workplace, however, “just ok” may be good enough when responding to employee complaints of harassment.

Hey, I’m not saying employers should aspire for “just ok,” but it can defeat a sexual harassment lawsuit.

Consider this recent Fifth Circuit decision. A female employee worked as an admin in the Division of Animal Care at a university, performing administrative duties for the veterinarians. She complained

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