Donald Trump just argued that sexual harassment victims should fix their own problems
Fatima Goss Graves, senior vice president for program at the National Women’s Law Center, said it’s not a worker’s responsibility to fend off predatory colleagues. Under the law, employers can face penalties for failing to stamp out harassment. Inaction on such matters isn’t just a legal threat, though. Not taking complaints seriously could create a hostile work environment, which drains both productivity and talent.
“What we know is employees experience harassment in all sorts of jobs, at all levels,” Goss said. “It’s not about people being strong or weak.”