Sexual Misconduct And The Law
Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain ardently denies the sexual harassment allegations against him. But what constitutes sexual harassment anyway? And how has the definition changed since the days of Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill? How common is it for employers to sweep sexual harassment allegations under the rug instead of fighting them? And does it always come down to the bottom line? Two lawyers join us to discuss the definition, implications - and gray area, if there is any - involved with sexual harassment. Our guests are Ellen Messing, a partner at Boston-based employment law firm Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C., and Boston College School of Law professor Kent Greenfield, who is also the author of the new book The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits.