What is the name of your state? FL
I am a mid-manager in a medium sized company where I've worked my way up over several decades.
A recently terminated subordinate has filed a trumped up charge of SH against the company claiming I made advances (never). No complaint was made during this person's time in our employ, but the charge was filed with the EEOC after their departure.
The termination was for cause, well documented, and will stand up. The SH charge is without merit, or evidence, and based solely on the word of this perjurer. Upper management is behind me 100%; they tell me they consider this character assassination and a bid for settlement $. They intend to contest this vigorously and tell me that several similar cases have happened and we have not yet lost a case.
Question: Am I safe to depend on the company's resources, or should I be consulting my own legal counsel to make sure my interests are protected?
Question: Are there any particulars or documentation I should insist on having? So far all I have is a photocopy of the one page complaint form filed with the EEOC.
Any other advice?
Thanks for all your help.