An article titled “How to Address a Harassment Whistleblower Requesting Anonymity,” written by Rikisuke Yamanaka and Kazuya Sato, was posted on “BUSINESS LAWYERS.”
This article is an English version of a Japanese article titled “How to Address Harassment Whistleblowing When the Whistleblower Requests Anonymity” dated July 1, 2021, translated for use by managers and HR personnel of foreign-based corporations when they explain how to address whistleblowing to their foreign superiors, etc.
- Basic Measures to Be Taken by the Company in the Event of Whistleblowing on Harassment and Points to Note
- Dilemma That Occurs When the Whistleblower Requests Anonymity
3-1. Reasons why a whistleblower requests anonymity
3-2. Ensuring the secrecy of the whistleblower
3-3. The dilemma that ensuring the secrecy of the whistleblower restricts the investigation of the facts, etc.
- Practical Measures to Address the Dilemma
4-1. Personnel relocation*
4-2. Harassment training
4-3. Encourage other employees who are harassed by the same Doer to report the harassment
4-4. Persuade the whistleblower to consent to the company interviewing the Doer
4-5. Consider dismissal of the Doer