Vedder Thinking | Articles Addressing Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era: The Superstar Harasser – Is Anyone Really Too Big to Lose?
May 7, 2018
The following excerpt is from the third of a four-part series on sexual harassment in the workplace, authored by Amy L. Bess and Sadina Montani, published by Corporate Compliance Insights. Click below to read the article in full.
As we have observed with startling frequency, a surprising number of very successful people recently have been brought down by revelations of their sexual harassing behavior. When the alleged harasser is the public face of an organization, a top sales generator, a big law firm rainmaker or a C-Suite leader, employers often start with a presumption that the benefits of protecting their “star” outweigh the costs to the organization of losing his or her contributions. But is that an accurate assumption?