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This should be obvious, but rumors about a woman sleeping her way to the top of the corporate ladder can constitute sexual harassment under federal law. #ThatsHarassment #MeToo
Malicious rumors questioning a woman’s professional expertise and upward mobility:
➡️ Damage her career
➡️ Subject her to sexual harassment
➡️ Discriminate against her based on sex
In fact, malicious rumors about an employee of 𝐚𝐧𝐲 gender getting promoted based on sexual conduct or favors is a form of sexual harassment. #ThatsHarassment #MeToo
You know what’s grossly wrong? Getting falsely accused of sleeping your way to the top, complaining about it to HR, and then getting FIRED for complaining. It’s so wrong, it’s illegal under federal civil rights law. #ThatsHarassment #MeToo
Sexual harassment is sex discrimination. Full stop. #ThatsHarassment #MeToo
This case demonstrates that #MeToo needs to shine a light on how much #CourtsMatter, and that the fight against sexual harassment requires outing whenever judges don’t apply the law correctly so that justice can prevail. #ThatsHarassment

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