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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment by Terry L. Fitzwater

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INTRODUCTION

HARASSMENT. The mere thought of it is enough to send anyone into a panic, especially if you are named as the alleged harasser. How about Clarence Thomas? Would you be comfortable in his shoes? My guess is that you would not be. Consider the following conversation shared with me when I worked in the area of human resources:

Employee: Terry, I need to share something with you.
Me: You look troubled.
Employee: I am. Something has happened today and I don't know how to deal with it. I've told the person to stop. But he hasn't.
Me: You told the person to stop what?
Employee: Asking me out on a date. I've told him I want ours to be a professional relationship. I have no desire to see him socially.
Me: How many times have ...

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