With allegations and accusations of sexual assault coming out in politics and Hollywood, many have been on edge wondering what’s considered sexual assault in the workplace?
Attorney Rhonda Wills from Wills Law Firm PLLC sheds some light on what is sexual harassment in the workplace from a legal and personal perspective.
“I actually was a part of the #MeToo movement before there was a #MeToo movement. I sued my law firm that I worked at for almost 8 years when one of the senior partners sexually harassed me and I did win my case,” explained Wills. “He sexually harassed me by making a hostile work environment for me…he made very inappropriate comments towards me.”
“If I say to Kym Whitley that she’s cute, have I crossed the line attorney Rhonda,” asked Tom.
“Umm not necessarily Tom, but I would say in the workplace that type of behavior is not appropriate,” explained Wills. “I would advise anyone to sort of reserve those comments in the workplace.”
What about workplace romances? People tend to meet at work, what are the rules on sexual harassment there?
“Dating in the workplace is just a land mine and is filled with a lot of risks,” cautioned Wills. Most companies have a no fraternization policy that doesn’t allow workplace relationships.
Celebs Who Have Been Accused of Sexual Assault
1. Darren Sharper1 of 19
2. Rosey Grier2 of 19
3. Ceelo Green3 of 19
4. Mike Tyson4 of 19
5. Alex Da Silva5 of 19
6. Britney SpearsSource: 6 of 19
7. Sean Kingston7 of 19
8. Tupac Shakur8 of 19
9. Al Gore9 of 19
10. Harvey Weinstein10 of 19
11. Bill Cosby11 of 19
12. John Travolta12 of 19
13. Lawrence Taylor13 of 19
14. Kevin Spacey14 of 19
15. R. Kelly15 of 19
16. Russell Simmons16 of 19
17. Charlie Rose17 of 19
18. John Conyers18 of 19
19. Matt Lauer19 of 19
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What’s Considered Sexual Harassment In The Workplace? was originally published on blackamericaweb.com