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Sex and Summer Cinema

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Jul 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Got your attention, didn't we? But not without reason.  As usual, there is a method to our madness.

The legal news today just seemed to be filled with sexual harassment cases that illustrate the ways that office dalliances can affect the work environment, so say nothing of the dallier's (if that's a word) personal fortunes.

Consider this case, reported by, in which an attorney had a multi-year affair with a paralegal he employed.  He made the curious decision to participate in taking her deposition in the "inevitable sexual harassment case."  (His words, not mine.)  The case is being tried as this is written, but it doesn't sound like the attorney's position is very good.

Or this one, where the employer won in the end but still created all kinds of business problems because a supervisor's boyfriend made life miserable in his girlfriend's office by actually injecting himself into office business.  And she (the supervisor/girlfriend) let him!  And, by the way, they were both married to other people at the time.  Got all that? 

Which disposes of the sex and leads us to the cinema! 

We offer as an antidote to the kinds of problems noted above the timeless advice of the singing, dancing co-workers of J. Pierpont Finch in 1967's "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."   Herewith, "A Secretary Is Not a Toy."  Enjoy.

(And for those of you who don't get the concept of this whole sexual harassment thing, learn!)

About the Author

Frank Steinberg

Frank is the founder and principal of Steinberg Law, LLC. A Jersey boy born and bred, he focuses on employment litigation and counseling, business litigation,  and aviation law. Following law school and a clerkship in the federal district court Frank spent his early career with large litigation ...


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