"A Closed Mouth Gathers No Feet": What Herman Cain Teaches Employers About Sexual Harassment

Poor Herman Cain.

Or, poor young women who used to work for him.

Right now, I'm not sure which because the allegations are murky and anonymous. OK, I do have an opinion, but I'm going to keep it to myself until we get more specifics.

This is not going to be a political post. It's about sexual harassment in the workplace and what employers can learn from Cain's problems, which he brought on himself by either (a) being a serial sexual harasser, or (b) handling false accusations of harassment in an astoundingly incompetent manner. There is also always my old reliable possibility of (c), that he had consensual extramarital relationships with some female subordinates, which led to allegations of harassment.

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