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Fred Gants quoted in article “Ron Johnson did not tell police of assault allegations three years ago”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Following is an excerpt:

"There is a duty to follow up and address the situation," said Fred Gants, a Quarles & Brady attorney who represents employers.

When employers learn of such claims, they must evaluate whether to go to police so a proper investigation can occur, he said. Gants spoke generally about what employers need to do in such situations, saying he did not know enough details to say whether Johnson should have gone to authorities.

"Often in that situation (of alleged sexual assault), it is appropriate for that matter to be reported to law enforcement authorities," he said. "It depends what has been described to you." 

Originally published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 4, 2014