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#HerToo

October 23, 2017

The recent news regarding rampant harassment of women in the film industry has sparked an international conversation regarding the abuse of workers.

 

Despite the fact that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the federal law that bars sex discrimination in the workplace has been on the books for more than 53 years, gender-based illegal treatment in employment not only still occurs. It is apparently rampant.

 

Just ponder the "#MeToo" discussions that have been published all over social media in the last few weeks alone.

 

The #MeToo hashtag symbolizes the men and women who have suffered sexual harassment and sex discrimination in employment.  The sheer numbers and the details of the stories are tragic.

 

 Caroline Nosal with her beloved dog Bailey

 

 

Unfortunately not all who suffered sexual harassment, complained of sexual discrimination or participated in harassment investigations are not able to engage in the #MeToo conversation. 

 

One such young woman is Caroline Nosal. 

 

On February 2, 2016, 24 year old Caroline was murdered in the parking lot of the Madison, Wisconsin grocery store where she was employed.

 

In January 2016, Caroline complained about a male co-worker's behavior to management.

 

Following an investigation, his employment was terminated on February 1, 2016. That same day, he purchased the gun used to murder Caroline 24 hours later.

 

He later stated it was easy to kill Caroline and she had ruined his life by speaking up.

 

Caroline Nosal:  #HerToo

 

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The following brief video addresses quid pro quo vs. hostile environment harassment, the two forms of sexual harassment prohibited by Title VII.

 

 

 

 

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