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The ‘Weinstein Effect’: Firms Rethink Holiday Parties Amid Sexual Harassment Concerns

By on December 13, 2017 in Employment

In the era of Harvey Weinstein, The Washington Post warns, you shouldn’t be surprised to arrive at your company holiday party to find someone from human resources “distributing drink tickets, two per head, as if it’s communist Russia and we’re rationing trash red wine now.”

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Ross J. Peters, an Illinois lawyer who specializes in sexual harassment cases, told the reporter: “Sometimes, men feel it’s an opportunity to make themselves more familiar in a party atmosphere. Harassers use it for intimate conversation.”

Read the Post‘s article.

 

 

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