Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, has warned of a potential backlash against women in the workplace following recent high profile sexual harassment scandals.
Ms Sandberg, one of the most powerful businesswomen in the world, said she had already heard “rumblings” that male leaders of companies may be increasingly reluctant to hire female employees because they feared their firms becoming involved in disputes.
Writing on Facebook, she said too many workplaces lack clear policies about how to handle accusations of sexual harassment.
She recommended every workplace start with clear principles and put in place policies to support them.
Hmm. Giving HR a 1,000 page book is just the way to deal with that backlash, isn’t it?