Monday, June 29, 2009

No wonder fighting sexual harassment is an uphill battle

How are employers supposed to fight workplace harassment when employees are bombarded by images like this, an actual ad for Burger King’s new “Super Seven Incher”?

You can ask anyone who knows me – I am not a prude, not be any stretch of the imagination. I think it’s hilarious that Burger King has chosen the least subtle innuendo possible to advertise its new sandwich. But, if this what your employees see when they open the newspaper or turn on their TV, is it any wonder that they think it acceptable to forward images not that much more offensive this this one through the company email system?

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