Sex and The Start-Up

If you had any doubt that startups are incubators of sexual harassment which leads inexorably to sexual harassment charges and lawsuits which can cripple, if not destroy your company, as I wrote about this week in Above The Law, I recommend reading Lara Vapnyar’s book review in this weekend’s New York Times of a novel by Doree Shafrir entitled (aptly) “Startup.

Here’s a snippet from the review:

“I used to work at a place where we had to take annual sexual harassment quizzes. The quizzes were online, the questions were multiple choice. For some reason, I would always fail them. … Reading “Startup,” a biting and astute debut novel by Doree Shafrir, made me feel stuck inside one of those quizzes again.”

Takeaway:  Read this review (and, oh yeah, the book too!) and call your employment lawyer today!

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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]