Sexual Harassment Can Happen … Anywhere

“I am always surprised that some people think that workplace sexual harassment occurs only in certain types of businesses or workplaces.  But we know that workplace sexual harassment can happen anywhere, anytime, and to anyone – there is no exempt place or person.

Of course, compliant and savvy employers can minimize the chances of it happening (and its attendant potential for enormous liability) by having a zero-tolerance discrimination and harassment policy, clearly set forth in employee manuals and in the behavior of its senior managers, as well as conducting periodic anti-harassment training for all.

But in the end, it is up to individual employers and employees to prevent harassment, and to report it promptly if it occurs.

And occur it does – in all types of workplaces and businesses, as we shall see.”

This was the preface to my new Above The Law article.  Read the entire article here.

All of my Above The Law articles are here:


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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]