In the corporate world, preventing accusations of sexual harassment
is an enormous focus of upper management
and HR and the legal department.
Sexual harassment is taken very seriously
and is not tolerated in the workplace.
Employees from top to bottom are drilled on proper workplace behavior.
Many make employees must attend a yearly seminar where the
code of conduct is reviewed.
Every large company has an employee manual on appropriate workplace behavior.
Most corporations, probably smaller businesses ,too,
have compliance procedures already in place for dealing
with accusations against employees ,
ranging from counseling
for the first offense
and more punitive measures, including firing , thereafter.
Many of us have been through the yearly drill.
Cain should have known better than to put himself
in any type of situation
that could be construed as harassment.
The fact that the company paid off the women and silenced them ,
makes it seem like much more
than “ Mr Cain said I looked pretty.”
And if it was something innocuous , Cain should have said so.
If he had been a lower level employee, in today’s ( and the 90s )
probably have been fired after
the second accusation surfaced.
Most companies have a strict zero tolerance policy about
this because of the possibility of lawsuits.
There are NO facts that show that Cain put himself in any such situation!!
A couple of women wanted some easy money & decided to accuse him of some lame vague actions does not make it true that he did anything of the kind.
You are quick to buy into the exact purpose of this smear. I hope it never happens to you.