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3 Lessons Employers Can Learn From Bill O'Reilly's Ouster

By Vin Gurrieri (April 20, 2017, 8:46 PM EDT) -- Bill O'Reilly's well-publicized departure from Fox News on Wednesday is a textbook example of why businesses should act quickly and decisively to address sexual harassment claims, even if they are against star employees, and should not expect confidential settlements to make the problem go away, attorneys say.

O'Reilly's exit, which was confirmed by Fox News' parent company 21st Century Fox, came weeks after The New York Times reported the network and O'Reilly himself have paid out at least $13 million in settlements with five women who complained of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior by the anchor.

Since the report, dozens...

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