Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The 4th nominee for the “worst employer of 2018” is … the (in)humane harasser

The 4th nominee for the worst employer of 2018 is the Humane Society of the United States, which last month voted to retain its CEO despite an internal investigation that identified and corroborated three complains of sexual harassment against him.

From The Washington Post:
The internal investigation, which was conducted by Washington law firm Morgan Lewis last month, detailed the stories of three women who said Pacelle harassed them, with complaints dating to 2005. 
The nonprofit group also offered settlements to three other workers who said they were dismissed or demoted after speaking up about Pacelle’s alleged sexual misconduct, according to a memo describing the law firm’s findings. … 
The Humane Society investigation interviewed 33 witnesses, including Pacelle, outlining complaints from a former intern who said Pacelle kissed her against her will in 2005; a former employee who said he asked to masturbate in front of her and offered her oral sex in a hotel room in 2006; and a former employee who said he stopped by her office late one night in 2012 and asked her to salsa dance with him.

If you’re curious, Politico outlines all of the sordid allegations. Under the force of public pressure, and the threats of many high-dollar donors, Pacelle has since resigned.

If you value your CEO more than the rights of your employees to be free from harassment, you might be the worst employer of 2018.