PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
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

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

August 3 2 Comments

Tony Award Winner Jessie Mueller On Taking On The Work Of Sara Bareilles

In the new musical "Waitress," Mueller plays a waitress in a Southern diner set to the music of Sara Bareilles.

August 3 5 Comments

Obama Announces Historic Plan To Limit Carbon Pollution, But Some Vow To Challenge It

The Clean Power Plan will require power plants to cut carbon dioxide emissions, 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

August 3 4 Comments

10 Years After Katrina, New Orleans’ Recovery Is ‘Tale Of Two Cities’

A lot has changed in the decade since Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans, but the recovery has been uneven.

July 31 24 Comments

What Is It About Cecil That Makes People Care?

The lion's death wasn't the only shocking poaching incident this week, as five elephants were slaughtered in Kenya.