The punishment is fitting the crime

Workers shouldn’t have to tolerate a culture of sexual harassment
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/30/2017

If there is one bit of solace we can take from the Harvey Weinstein saga, it’s this: The punishment is starting to fit the crime. We still live in a time when you can be caught — on tape — bragging about grabbing women’s private parts and still be elected president of the United States.

But some men in powerful positions are finally losing credibility, jobs and money for their alleged lecherous ways. (See Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly at Fox News, Jian Ghomeshi at the CBC or Roy Price at Amazon.)

Weinstein, the famed movie mogul, was fired from his own company. But he wasn’t fired for his inappropriate behaviour, he was fired because he was publicly outed by the New York Times.