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Sexual harassment isn’t just a complaint – it’s become a small industry of legal specialists ready to accuse or defend, plus consultants called in to educate workers.
On the job, I’ve sat through a few of these workshops.
Lots of people have, and yet the lawyers and consultants haven’t run out of work. And late-night comedians still have plenty of fodder.
As Herman Cain, Republican candidate for president, fights his battles with accusers, we see new accusations against two managers at the state Workforce Solutions Department, of all places. “Multiple” women in the call center complain of unwanted physical touching, crude remarks and supervisors who ask them for dates, according to news reports.
Days later news came a disturbing report by the American Association of University Women that nearly half of mid- and high-school students – 56 percent of girls, 40 percent of boys – will experience some form of sexual harassment during the school year. Only 9 percent will complain.
Our reactions to these allegations usually depend on personal experience.
As a woman, I know this goes on. A state legislator, years ago, put his hand on my knee. Fortunately, he’s no longer serving. I’ve heard much worse.
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