Sexual Harassment of Medical Personnel – A Huge Problem

“A new U.S. study has found that ‘More than 80 percent of nearly 900 physical therapists surveyed [80 percent of whom are women] said they have encountered sexual remarks, touches, indecent exposure and sexual assault. … U.S. health care professionals have 16 times greater risk for non-fatal violence at work than other fields.…’”

Sexual harassment of medical personnel is rampant.

I wrote about this in Above The Law.

“Seems that a common thread – besides the obvious misogyny, and abuse of vulnerable women – is the lack of sexual harassment and diversity training and sexual harassment policies.  This is precisely what my partner Amy Epstein Gluck and I have been focusing on for years – exhorting employers to maintain appropriate sexual harassment policies and train, train, train management and employees.  And then train some more.”

Read the entire ATL article 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]