Articles Posted in Sexual Harassment

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You were expecting a different start to 2018 at The Employer Handbook?

“‘Black-hearted’ mum gets Pizza Hut employee fired for saucy joke written in box.”

I adore that subheader. But, I can’t take credit for it. It comes from a UK tabloid. (We may have won the Revolutionary War, but the Brits still win the headline battles.) The tabloid story is about, well, res ipsa loquitor.

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Remember that time when one your high-level managers walked into Human Resources. And that remorseful high-level manager voluntarily confessed to sexually harassing a subordinate — before the subordinate had even registered a complaint — with an apology so genuine and sincere that you got a little choked up.

Yeah, me neither. Continue reading

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In November, The New York Times suspended reporter Glenn Thrush pending its investigation of inappropriate sexual behavior. Yesterday, the paper announced that Mr. Thrush’s suspension would continue into 2018. But, after that, he would remain with the paper.
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I imagine that, among the reasons that victims fear complaining about sexual harassment, is that spotlight may shine a little too brightly on them.

For example, when a plaintiff in a Title VII case claims emotional distress from sexual harassment, the source(s) of that pain will be under the microscope. Questioning on this issue could spill into the plaintiff’s social media activities.

But how far will a court allow this to go? Continue reading