Here’s yet another reason to stop employees who sexually harass female co-workers, subordinates or customers: Men who work in that environment but refuse to join in can also sue for sexual harassment. It’s not just the harassed women who have claims.
Recent case: By all accounts, Salvatore was a good employee and salesperson. He worked several years for a health club as a fitness trainer and manager. All went well until the club got a newteam that included a husband and wife. The husband, Eric, became the membership manager and Salvatore’s supervisor. The wife, Karli, held a higher supervisory position and supervised both Eric and Salvatore.
Almost immediately, Eric allegedly began a pattern of sexually harassing and commenting on female subordinates and club members.
He commented on the size of male members’ sex organs and made suggestions about how that affected their sex lives. He patted customers on the backs...(register to read more)
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