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Bosses gone wild: Defeat harassment lawsuits even when manager is vulgar

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Question: How would you like to work for this guy?

’Joe’ allegedly simulated acts of masturbation and went around sticking his finger in employees’ ears. He also engaged in unwanted touching, sexual jokes and offensive remarks about employees’ bodies. He went so far as to share intimate details about sex with his wife. One employee claims he kissed her on the lips and offered her a promotion in exchange for sex. Hard to believe these kind of people exist in management today but they do. (Jackson v. County of Racine, 1/25/07). Those employee, of course, sued for sexual harassment. Seems like a slam dunk, right? Not so.

Shocking Outcome: The company won. No trial for the complaining employees. Here’s why:

The court focused on how the employer “responded promptly and effectively” to the complaints by conducting a thorough investigation and following up with signi...(register to read more)

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