Sexual harassment can kill you if you are a start-up company

In my weekly Above The Law article, entitled Sex Can Kill A Start-Up — Sexual Harassment, That Is, I comment that:

“Running a business, or a law firm, is hard work, and starting one is even harder. You enter a vast unknown of market forces, customers and clients, vendors… and not insignificantly, personnel.

The unglamorous task of HR is usually left to an overworked manager or assistant who has tons of other things to do, and would rather be doing them, and little or no experience in HR.

And the typically very young workforce is left to behave.

Or sometimes not.”

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Richard Cohen

Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States. Email Richard at [email protected]