Sexual Harassment and Termination
I have a male employee who told another employee a story about his son's sex life. The story was very graphic. This occured only once but it was one month ago, I just found out about it today.
I am new to the company and just sent out a new Sexual Harassment Policy; however, this was after this incident occured.
My question is can I terminate the employee who made the comment?
Due to the fact that I am new to the company, I am unsure about whether he signed an employee handbook acknowledgement form. It is not in his personnel file. He did sign the Sexual Harrassment Acknowledgement form just this week. In addition I know that my company has not been through Sexual Harassment Training in a long time. I know the employee who told the story has not been through training. Can we terminate or just issue a written warning?