Sexual Harrasment At Workplace
Q: America really is a litigation society.
If I received pr0n spam/sexual harrasment at the workplace, my point of view would be that the
IT guys can't filter out absolutely *all* spam unless they basically pull
the plug on the network. Or maybe they can block everything except
whitelisted entries, but even then spam would still come through at the
first joe-job. Challenge/Respone?
A: US law treats subjects like this from the point of view of torts. If the company knew there was a problem, and if the company knew that there were available means to take action in good faith to attempt to block the majority of the porn spam, and if the company then failed to take that positive action, they leave themselves open to potential liable due to failure to take action they could have taken in the situation. There have been a number of articles online on this very topic, with several legal scholars predicting that we will probably see some litigation in the very near future predicated on just this legal threat of torts and omissions to act, because the problem has gotten so out of hand.