Les Moonves, the Chairman and CEO of CBS, faces sexual misconduct allegations from six women.
In a recent article in The New Yorker, the women told the article's author that "between the nineteen-eighties and the late aughts, Moonves sexually harassed them. Four described forcible touching or kissing during business meetings, in what they said appeared to be a practiced routine. Two told [Farrow] that Moonves physically intimidated them or threatened to derail their careers. All said that he became cold or hostile after they rejected his advances, and that they believed their careers suffered as a result." In addition, "[t]hirty current and former employees of CBS told [Farrow] that such behavior extended from Moonves to important parts of the corporation." Ronan Farrow "Les Moonves and CBS Face Allegations of Sexual Misconduct" www.newyorker.com (Aug. 06 and 13, 2018).
So, the question for our readers is: what can you do to help eradicate a culture of sexual misconduct in your workplace?
Please let us know what you think in the comment section or take the poll. Here is an opinion of some of the McCalmon editorial staff:
Leslie Zieren, Esq.
Having anti-harassment policies and enforcing them is key, but they are only useful as risk management strategies if everyone in the workplace, from the top executive to the lowest paid temporary employee, is held accountable for any misconduct. Everyone in the workplace must take ownership of the culture. There should be no innocent bystanders, men or women. If you are aware of misconduct in the workplace and you do not intervene to stop it or report it immediately, you are allowing it to continue through your inaction.
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