That’s the lesson for University of Georgia women’s golf coach Todd McCorkle, who resigned in the wake of complaints from several players that he frequently made inappropriate sexual jokes and comments. Players testified that he shared a sexually explicit video with them, made remarks about undergarments and body parts and had inappropriate physical contact.
McCorkle was suspended without pay for a month and ordered to undergo extensive anti-harassment training. But he chose to resign his position instead.
“I have learned through this experience that I must be 100% professional at all times,” McCorkle said. That’s an important lesson that could save employers millions in lawsuit settlements and verdicts.
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