Two Decades after Anita Hill: How Workplaces Are Handling Sexual Harassment
Haq, Husna, The Christian Science Monitor
Sexual misconduct allegations against GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain have put a spotlight on secret settlements, which many businesses are turning to in sexual harassment cases.
The issue of sexual harassment in the workplace was seared into the national consciousness when, in 1991, Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of making harassing sexual statements at his confirmation hearings to be a US Supreme Court justice.
Since then, businesses have undertaken countless hours of sexual harassment seminars, employers have heeded legislation that makes them liable for punitive damages in these kinds of cases, and several high-profile class action lawsuits - …
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Publication information: Article title: Two Decades after Anita Hill: How Workplaces Are Handling Sexual Harassment. Contributors: Haq, Husna - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: November 14, 2011. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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