I mean, really. As if newspapers didn’t have enough problems these days, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune will now have to pay more than $300,000 to two women who accused the paper of sexual harassment.
The charges included vulgar comments, dirty jokes and sex-based statements, according to the EEOC (which filed the lawsuit).
The Star Tribune also agreed to:
- Take steps toward preventing sexual harassment or retailiation against female employees in the mailroom;
- Ensure it employs a mailroom supervisor or manager for every shift;
- Employ a human resources representative responsible for mailroom functions, including monitoring and resolving any complaints; and to
- Also will provide annual sexual harassment training.
Wouldn’t it have been cheaper to do all that before?