Saturday, February 24, 2007

Employment Law Blog Analyzes "The Office"

I stumbled upon "That's What She Said", a blog where labor/employment attorney Julie Elgar analyzes the NBC show The Office and estimates how much money the company stands to lose because of management's antics. In a recent post, Elgar looks at an episode where the company (under real-life circumstances) would be liable for sexual harassment for actions committed during an anti-harassment training program. Elgar discusses how an employee's inability to report harassment would ruin the defense of a company facing a hostile work environment claim. (Remember the employer has an affirmative defense if it can prove (1) it took reasonable measures to prevent and correct the harassment and (2) the employee unreasonably failed to take advantage of the mechanisms in place.)

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