It’s a slow news week in American labor and employment law, so we have to go all the way to Russia for a newsworthy story: a Russian judge recently ruled that sex harassment is lawful because it’s necessary for human procreation. According to the judge, sex harassment is "gallant," not criminal: "If we had no sexual harassment we would have no children," wrote the judge in his opinion dismissing a female executive’s lawsuit.
Really. We’re not making this up. If you don’t believe us, check out what the U.K. Telegraph has to say. Or one of our favorite blogs, the Huffington Post.
Don’t expect this to become a successful defense in this country any time soon. If you have an employee that thinks sex harassment is "gallant," have them read this fact sheet on sex harassment from our friends at the EEOC.