The recent Ghostbusters features a female cast, and to that we say, "You go girls!" However, one of the film's running gags features a hunky secretary named Kevin played by Chris Hemsworth and Kristin Wiig's character, Erin's inability to stop objectifying him. We get the joke and appreciate the point the film-makers were trying to make, but it got us wondering, is Erin guilty of actionable sexual harassment? Is Kevin one EEOC charge away from owning a boat load of proton packs? This week we examine the elements of a sexual harassment claim and offer some tips on how employer's can protect themselves from being held liable for their employee's bad actions. Oh yeah, and we also talk about how sexist the original Ghostbusters movie was.
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Harassment Charge Alleging a Hostile Workplace