Donald Trump’s ‘Locker Room’ Talk Would Get Average Worker Fired
Maya Raghu, director of workplace equality at the National Women’s Law Center, says this is not mere “locker room talk.” If similar comments were made in the workplace “it could be considered sexual harassment, and the employer could be held liable,” she said.
Depending on your company’s policy when it comes to dealing with harassment, you could be fired. Even if the comments are, for example, spoken by a man to another man about a woman, they can constitute harassment if a) that man reports them or b) they are overheard by someone who reports them. In this case, what happens to the harasser would depend on company policy, according to Raghu. “Ideally a company would take all sexual harassment seriously regardless of to whom the comments were made,” she says.