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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

‘Joking Around’ Isn’t Funny When It Comes To Workplace Harassment

Herman Cain recently told the Wall Street Journal,”I do have a sense of humor, and some people have a problem with that,” when responding to allegations of sexual harassment. Cain has denied he sexually harassed anyone, and says he isn’t the type of person to make people uncomfortable with inappropriate comments.

But when does a joke go too far in the workplace?

Katrina Campbell of Global Compliance works with companies to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. She says that people often get in trouble for making jokes that aren’t appropriate in the workplace.

Campbell says while some people accused of sexual harassment are making a power play, others are just oblivious to the impact of their actions.

Guest:

  • Katrina Campbell, vice president for training and education at Global Compliance

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