To put an end to internal company investigations for harassment complaints.
The process is invariably flawed, with the appointment of staff investigators who have no idea of the process of fairness.
They are usually very gullible and call witnesses with well known biases against the accused. They don't allow cross examination of these witnesses and they don't usually allow the accused to bring their own witnesses.
I went through an internal investigation myself many years ago and the so-called investigators just chose the witnesses they wanted to. Secret interviews were the order of the day and no rebuttal interviews or witnesses were allowed.
Next thing we know there's a report issued in which everybody's word is accepted and a conclusion is drawn from these words.
Contrast that to a court hearing with cross examination and rules of evidence and you're likely to get a completely different finding on almost every occasion.
In these days every single action should go through some form of independent justice system and the hysterical press and internet should be banned from making comment. The hysteria has ruined many people's lives just with the accusations!
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