David Letterman has admitted to having affairs with several of his female staffers. This has some of us wondering- what should CBS do? What are these women’s rights and remedies if these relationships weren’t welcomed or if they felt pressured into it by their boss?
Sexual harassment is a type of sex discrimination under federal law. Employers have an obligation to take reasonable care to promptly prevent and correct any sexually harassing behavior- that is, prompt remedial action. If they don’t, harassed employees could bring suit against them and win.