#MeToo Has Influenced the Global Workplace

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‚ÄčOn the international front, the #MeToo movement has had significant impact, both in employment and labor laws as well as in employment practices of multinational companies with highly mobile employees who travel from country to country, on short- and long-term assignments.

France and the U.K.

As many will recall, in May 2011, a hotel maid at the Sofitel Hotel in Manhattan accused a Frenchman, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief and one-time French presidential hopeful, of sexually assaulting her. The accusations resulted in Strauss-Kahn’s disgraced departure from politics, as well as a series of lawsuits and prosecutions on both sides of the Atlantic.

The French Criminal Code already prohibits sexist,…



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Credit to Philip M. Berkowitz for the original post.

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