Skip to comments.Under Cain, NRA launched sexual harassment fight
Posted on 11/05/2011 7:40:41 AM PDT by DBCJR
When sexual harassment complaints against Herman Cain unfolded at the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s, the issue was all too familiarfor the trade association.
In the wake of the televised 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings and the widely publicized sexual harassment charges leveled against him by Anita Hill American businesses had been hit by a wave of sexual harassment cases. And the restaurant industry, in particular, was hit especially hard.
Industry officials saw it coming none other than Cain himself warned as long ago as 1991 that changes in federal law resulting from the hearings could cause problems for employers.
This bill opens the door for opportunists who will use the legislation to make some money, Cain, then CEO of Godfathers Pizza, told Nations Restaurant News. Im certainly for civil rights, but I dont know if this bill is fair because of what well have to spend to defend ourselves in unwarranted cases.
In Cains own situation, sexual harassment allegations during his late 1990s tenure as NRA CEO led to at least two settlements with employees: one for approximately $45,000 and another in the mid-$30,000s.
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I’m no longer interested in anything Politico has to say on this or any other subject at all, in any way, shape, or form.
Hey Politico, “under Obama” America started it’s rapid decline into the abyss. Too bad you’ve chosen to cheer it on.
Nice try but you shot yourselves in the head Politico. You exposed yourself as shameless scum and Conservatives will not forget
They are the laughing stock. Those idiots thought they had a blue dress . Like their friends at occupy land , they are living in the past. Therefore totally irrelevant.
Politico can kiss my arse. I will never believe anything they post, their reputation is soiled forever.
Why even bother going to the site anymore.
Industry officials saw it coming -- none other than Cain himself warned as long ago as 1991 that changes in federal law resulting from the hearings could cause problems for employers. "This bill opens the door for opportunists who will use the legislation to make some money," Cain, then CEO of Godfather's Pizza, told Nation's Restaurant News. "I'm certainly for civil rights, but I don't know if this bill is fair because of what we'll have to spend to defend ourselves in unwarranted cases."For lurking and trolling Demwits, this is an example of "blowback".
LOL, um yeah, your goose is really cooked this time Politico.
The mental disorder, known as liberalism, is on full display at Politico as they desperately fling anything and everything in their attempt to destroy Cain.
1994: One of our female employees 30 feet away from a manager’s office was listening in on a conversation with his WIFE when they were discussing getting away from the kids for a weekend and what kind of nightgown she should buy.
Next thing I know she is claiming harassment by the poor guy because she was “offended” with overhearing the conversation.
How do I know what they were talking about? His wife came to his defense and even sat in on the attorneys meeting about how to make her complaint “go away” - money.
Now that might be entertaining ~ in a marginal sort of way.
They had this loaded in the computer ready to print. Cain was going to fold then they were going to show, no prove, what a hypocrite he is.
I agree.. I will not visit the Politico website.
I used to go to Politico a lot, but not any more.
Politico has run 90 stories in this vein in the last week.
Wonder if there was an uptick in “unexplained murder of naked femake found in river” situations in that era?
Made me wonder if the complaints against him (whatever they were and whomever they are made by) might have been retribution (by whom I cannot guess...maybe ambulance chasing lawyers) for his proactive efforts in the NRA to prevent frivolous claims.
I wish I could remember what I was watching last night (something I have never seen before, maybe “RT news??”). The anchor reporter had two guests on the show. One of them said Politico is the equivalent in Washington of the National Enquirer. His facial and body expressions, mannerisms, and vocal tone were totally dismissive of ANYTHING Politico had to say. The other guy was a Journalism Professor, and he stated (in so many words) that it’s all about ratings, staying in the limelight for the newspaper or TV show, and that it’s a business, and the business isn’t about journalism, but about driving viewers to their sponsors. He said it was about catering to specific demographics in an effort to make sponsors (advertisers) happy, to generate more ad revenue, etc.
With Cain at the helm as CEO in 1998, the association created a video to explain sexual harassment laws to its members and created a sample sexual harassment policy for individual restaurants to use, according to a Chicago Tribune story at the time.
LMFAO!!! Now they're suggesting Cain was out front with sexual harassment policy implementation and training. Something has Politico *REALLY* spooked, and it ain't Holloween!
Maybe Bennett showed them the copy of that severance agreement he finally got hold of, and realized that "you're the same height as my wife" just doesn't rise to the salaciousness of "Kiss it, baby"!
I was just thinking about this situation and it seems a little strange that first it was said that the woman would like to speak but has a confidentiality agreement. Then the nra said they will waive it. Then her attorney decides to let everyone know that she is not willing to relive this horrible incident and will not comment. Having presided over my children and their bickering, it is becoming more and more clear that the agreement was not protecting Cain, the agreement was probably protecting the accuser. If she did lie, she may have threatened to draw this thing out as long as possible costing the company millions. That would probaly be a better reason not to talk, don’t you think?
aint clicking a link to Politico ever again
THIS IS ALL NULL AND VOID. UNTIL WE SEE THE EVIDENCE IN THE FORD BUILDING ON THAT PIECE OF $H!T RAPIST KLINTON.
I don’t know why anyone is still going on about this story. Chris mathews of MSNVC has already pronounced Cain guilty of something. So that’s all that needs be said. BTW, you can review Chris’ new book, “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” on Amazon.com. Remember to give Mathews the same just consideration he does to anyone on the right, especially Cain. Have fun now.
POLUTICO ,,,,, a subsidiary attack squad for the Washington Post .
This is sounding more and more like the Clarence Thomas case. Justice Thomas wrote the law defining sexual harassment.It’s called the Meritor case. He did this while head of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The case was a landmark case, as it extended gender equality to the workplace, not merely to hiring and firing. Ironically or maybe deliberately, the other side went after him on this matter.
People who win such suits don't just leave the job with severance pay, the want damages aplenty. These were bogus claims to begin with, probably brought when an "activist" (i.e. extortionist) talked these people into bringing them because Cain saw what was coming and said so.
How odd, that Politico is running this piece.
We had a gal that would come to work with no panties and a short skirt.
She would bend over and if you commented she would file a suit.
An old Marine I worked with had her all figured out.
She would come into the office looking for documentation and he would feign being busy and tell her it was on the top shelf.
She would proceed to get a step stool....
Even the far left kool-aid addicts will wonder if you're blowing smoke up their keister. That is what happens when you become a blatant propaganda mouthpiece.
Gave it one star ... with the following:
Got this tome as a gift. If Mr. Matthews expected this myopic rendering of facts about JFK to send a thrill up anyone's leg, he's going to be very disappointed. Reads like a book report by a high school sophomore.
Maybe Politico is intentionally destroying what little credibility they have left, so that when they’re forced to print a retraction on Herman Cain, nobody will be he’s innocent :)
The amounts of these settlements indicate a meritless case that was cheaper to settle than defend.
We should thank them for the faux exposee. Got it out early so it could be dealt with. Unintended side effects are hurting Politico, Perry and Romney who carried the water and the demrat left and the faux scanddal’s colossal failure pretty much insures the immoral b******* will not try a repeat performance. I bet, too, Cain’s RINO/demrat rivals will be treading lightly around him the rest of the way to November.
The way Cain handled the attempted lynching was masterful. He did not panic or run to the microphones to defend himself. He let the truth find its way to the top of the slime barrel.
Wouldn’t have been possible without the internet.
Ninety stories, and we still don’t know Who, What, Where, or When! But this backpedaling is a good indication of the Why.
Looks like a CYA to me.
So now, Gloria Allred is in the picture?
“The Justice Sister” ;-) - I sure wouldn’t want to be caught between her and Revs. Jesse or Al when a TV camera pops up.
What a joke these people are.
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