"First, let me say that I was talking about workplace harassment."
For a Roman Catholic Priest, the Church is his workplace, the congregation his customers, the Bishop is his management. For an extremely bad Roman Catholic Priest, it is a very bad idea for the customers to complain to the management about sex abuse. It is in fact the direct cause of the scandal, that the misconduct was reported to the Bishop and not to the police.
There is a lesson in that for any organization.
" People can always call the police (or file a lawsuit), and obviously if your organization covers for harassers then that's the next step. "
It is a safe assumption that all organizations WILL cover for the harassers, because as you point out,
"escalating to the courts is expensive, time-consuming, embarrassing" for the organization, and in the end, the organization only cares about what is profitable for the organization.
But if we fail to do it, we merely perpetuate the rape culture.