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Tue Oct 10, 2017, 11:47 AM

How to help stop systemic sexual harassment

If my doctor commits medical malpractice, or even settles a malpractice case, the verdict or settlement must be reported to a National Practitioner's Data Bank. I think it is time we do the same with companies and individuals where there is alleged harrassment. That information does not need to be made public, just like with the the doctors, but should be reviewed by the EEOC.

I have been around long enough to know that if there is smoke, usually there is fire. Apparent repeat offenders should be looked at more closely and people should not be allowed to get away with things for years (Like Weinstein, Ailes and Uber). If both the employing company and the individual is reported to a system that can monitor patterns, it cannot be swept under the carpet so easily. Now, the rich and powerful just pay settlements that include non-disclosure agreements that allow them to continue their harassment, often for decades.

I understand a settlement of a single case is not proof of wrongdoing. But once the cases become more numerous, it's usually a pretty good indicator that something is wrong.

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