Fruitbatgate: Sexual Harrassment or Intellectual Discourse?

“… 1. The fact that Dr. Evans didn’t intend to offend is irrelevant on the question of harassment, if his behavior created ‘an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment’. His intent may be useful in mitigating the severity of discipline, but doesn’t change the effect of his actions on his colleague. 2. Dr. Evans exhibited a pattern of behavior over a period of a year that can only be described as overly familiar with a professional colleague …” (more)

[Susan Walsh, Hooking Up Smart, 26 May]

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