Sexual harrassment online courses
Walter Lewin, the professor, has been a superstar researcher and teacher, with You Tube videos attracting a wide following from those who never enrolled in his courses.
But most women don’t stand a chance of winning a lawsuit.
Human resource executives talk about their concern for harassment.
But, according to Jim Weliky of Boston-based law firm Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, “most human resource departments don’t live up to their propaganda.” The law is set up to encourage a company to take proscribed steps to protect itself from liability rather than to protect your emotional stability, or, for that matter, your career.
Because no matter how arrogant he is, he will not be happy about being dragged into a ‘he said-she said’ mess before the human resources department.
When you negotiate, aim high: If your harasser is your boss, ask for help to switch departments, and ask to go to a better department with a top manager. Or, if a co-worker is harassing you, make sure the co-worker appreciates that you handled things yourself.