Since The New York Times broke the Harvey Weinstein story less than two weeks ago, 48 women and counting have accused Weinstein of sexual assault or harassment. There has been a lot of reporting on what these allegations mean for Weinstein’s company, the old boys’ network, and the millions of women worldwide who feel newly empowered to speak up and say #MeToo. Today, I tackle a piece of the story I haven’t read much about: the role of human resources in sexual harassment cases. Then I’ll step back and provide some recent historical context for the Weinstein allegations.
HR AND HARVEY WEINSTEIN
I talked to two experts on gender discrimination in the workplace about The Weinstein Company and how HR departments handle reports of sexual harassment.
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