Brink interviewed Manatt’s Deborah Kelly, a partner in the firm’s employment and labor practice, in an article that explores how to define workplace harassment.
Kelly acknowledged that the reawakened attention to sexual harassment is to be applauded, but that a backlash could wipe out any gains made.
“The answer to sexual harassment is not more gender discrimination,” she said. “It is not a solution to say, ‘It’s too complicated and subjective, so to avoid even an appearance of impropriety, our company won’t allow men to travel with, dine with or attend corporate social events with women—and we will have only same-sex mentoring too.’”
Read the article here.