Weinstein Scandal Highlights Employment Contract Questions

By Lynne Bernabei and Michael Ellement (October 31, 2017, 11:12 AM EDT) -- According to reports, Harvey Weinstein's employment contract with The Weinstein Company allowed him to engage in repeated sexual assault and keep his job, as long as he paid settlements to accusers with his own money and paid the company fines for each violation of its code of conduct. The company recently terminated Weinstein's employment following a report that he harassed and assaulted multiple women over the last three decades, including company employees. Weinstein's contract raises important questions regarding contract enforceability and employers' responsibility to protect employees from sexual harassment, despite attempts to shift responsibility to employees.

Attorney David Boies negotiated the...

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