Sexual Harassment Laws
Radio Q&A: Sunday, 25 November 2012, Question 1
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 25 November 2012, I answered a question on sexual harassment laws.
Are laws against sexual harassment proper? We already have laws against sexual assault and sexual battery, so do sexual harassment laws protect or violate rights? Also, what kind of sexual harassment policies should private companies have, if any? Should people be more skeptical of sexual harassment claims of the kind levelled against Herman Cain during the Republican primary?
My Answer, In Brief: Certain kinds of sexual harassment, along with other shocking, appalling, and immoral demands in the workplace, might be grounds for damages in the form of a severance package due to wrongful termination.
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