Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw was accused of sexual misconduct that occurred during his tenure in the 1990s. On Thursday, it was revealed that Brokaw propositioned several women, including two colleagues. A former NBC News correspondent and Fox News anchor disclosed that he attempted to kiss her twice without her consent. In another instance, a former production assistant who worked at NBC when Tom Brokaw was the anchor disclosed that she experienced inappropriate behavior from him, too. Although he denies the accusations, the former co-worker who worked at both NBC and Fox declared that she decided to air the allegations in public because she states that NBC failed to hire outside counsel to investigate the claims, and sexual harassment has been an endemic problem at NBC for many years.
Unwanted advances from a colleague are just one of the many traits of workplace sexual harassment. Crude remarks and inappropriate physical actions also fall under the umbrella of this type of toxic behavior. Even if workers are not the target of direct sexual misconduct, they may feel uncomfortable as witnesses to the behavior and experience a dip in morale and productivity as a result.
If you experienced sexual harassment while at work, contact our Philadelphia sexual harassment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. at 215-569-1999 or contact us online. We strive to protect our clients’ rights while listening to their concerns and providing them with a favorable outcome.