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Will the Isiah Thomas verdict open the sexual-harassment floodgates?

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Question: By now, you’ve probably heard about this week’s big $11.6 million sexual harassment verdict against former basketball star and New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas. The bad news: Your employees heard about it, too … and it planted a seed in their minds.

Will they see your organization’s pockets as the path to a similar windfall?

This ruling brought the greatest publicity to a sexual harassment case since the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill fiasco of 1991. And the plaintiff, Knicks marketing executive Anucha Browne Sanders, was all over TV this week saying, “This really is a wake-up call to those in a professional working environment … being silent never makes change, so speak up!”

Take a look around: Do employees in your organization have reason to “speak up”? This case may give them that push they need.

Case in Point: Anucha Browne Sanders, who was a college basketball star herself, worked as a marketing exec for...(register to read more)

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