Wisconsin workers may have heard that the editor-in-chief of the New York Post will have to face charges of sexual harassment against a co-worker, a former editor of the publication, before the court. A district court ruled four years after the alleged incidents occurred that the man must face the sexual harassment and unlawful termination charges.
Central to the woman's case was her firing after she was openly objectionable to a racist cartoon. The woman also makes several other allegations about racist treatment at the Post. For example, she stated that she had to endure other co-workers singing songs from 'West Side Story" when she walked past them because she was of Hispanic origin. The sexual harassment allegations that she makes are even more notable.
According to the former editor, the man approached her and other female co-workers with pictures of a naked man on his cell phone. He also allegedly rubbed himself against another co-worker at a company party and made sexually suggestive comments about her body. The former editor also accused another co-worker of telling a female copy assistant that if she committed a sexual act, he would give her a permanent job as a reporter for the Post.
People who feel that they were the subject of sexual harassment or other unfair treatment in the workplace due to their gender, age, religion, race or national origin might be eligible for compensation from their employers. If employers failed in their duties to protect the employees in the workplace, there may be grounds for a discrimination lawsuit.
Source: Yahoo, "The New York Post Will Have to Face Its Sexual Harassment Lawsuit", Zach Schonfeld, October 29, 2013