OnPoint on WACH Fox: Sexual harassment and appropriate punishment
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - This week on OnPoint on WACH Fox we look at the wave of sexual harassment allegations against some high profile people across the country.
In recent weeks, American corporations have come down hard on accused sexual harassers, dispatching personalities as powerful as movie producer Harvey Weinstein and television anchor Matt Lauer, who was swiftly fired after accusations of sexual misbehavior.
But, in Washington, D.C. the growing public intolerance for harassment has tied politicians in partisan pretzels, and left them grappling for ways to make sense of the situation.
Some say a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment often renders every bad act as equally punishable. For example, is an alleged exhibitionist as equally culpable as a person accused of coerced sex in the workplace?
This week we talk to a women's rights advocate, a human resources professional and a behavioral expert to look at appropriate punishment in sexual harassment cases, and what is at the root of the issue both culturally and from a human behavior standpoint.