Sexual harassment isn’t a topic most people wish to discuss, so in order to make this slightly more interesting, let’s take a look as some of the most famous claims in recent history:
- Anita Hill & Justice Clarence Thomas- Hill accused Thomas of using inappropriate language and sexually harassing female colleagues during his congressional confirmation hearings in 1991. Thomas denied these allegations and was eventually confirmed for his Court seat.
- Paul Jones and President Bill Clinton- Jones, at the time a state employee, alleged that then Arkansas governor Clinton exposed himself in a hotel room. Clinton denied. Seems to be a continuing theme with Bill.
- University of Colorado Football Team- two women filed a claim against the Buffs football team for sexual harassment, stating that they were sexually assaulted in 2001 at an off campus party. It was later found that the school’s recruiters used inappropriate means to attract high school football players. The school’s recruiting process is now a leader in ethical behavior amongst other NCAA programs.Talk about learning your lesson!
This just goes to show you that sexual harassment can occur to anyone, at anytime, regardless prestige or background. As a North Carolina business owner, you certainly do not want your firm to drag itself through an epli case without North Carolina Business Insurance, even if the claim turns out to be falsified. Get coverage today from The Bentley Agency and Nationwide Insurance so your firm will never feel the financial strain that a lawsuit can bring.
Jason Bentley, The Bentley Agency