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"HOW EMPLOYERS MAKE JURIES MAD AND PAY FOR IT WITH BIG VERDICTS"

Working from a recent talk and Fresno, Calif., headlines, Mike Fox has some advice for employer attorneys faced with cases that involve rape versus consensual sex.

"The danger to the employer is that if the jury does not believe that the admitted sexual conduct was consensual, the employer has also (in the juries' mind) lied to them and impugned the integrity of the plaintiff, who they believe was telling the truth. It is what I call a "shoot at the king" defense; great if it works, but with magnified risk if it fails."

For a primer on definitions of sexual harassment -- including rape and attempted rape -- see Workplace Fairness here.

Posted by Laurel Newby on January 26, 2005 at 12:45 PM | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

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