That’s inappropriate! What the HP sexual harassment case shows about touchy office-place relationships

Aug 9, 2010

Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd was encouraged to resign last week after it surfaced that he had tried to enter a relationship with an HP contractor and part-time actress, Jodie Fisher. HP says Hurd didn't violate their sexual harassment policy, and Fisher acknowledges they never entered into an affair or sexual relationship, but the scandal still shows how seriously sexual harassment can be delt with. Even flirtation in the workplace can have drastic consequences in this day and age. So, why is the issue taken so seriously now and how can you protect yourself from that creeper in the bordering cubicle?

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