Florida residents who are Fox News watchers may be interested to learn that another employee, Eric Bolling, has been accused of sexual harassment. Bolling, a prominent host, allegedly sent unsolicited photographs of his genitals to several female co-workers.
Three female co-workers, whose identities remained anonymous, said that they received text messages with the pictures from a recognized number. All three said that they found the photographs unacceptable and offensive. One woman said she replied to the text demanding that no other images be sent, though she said that she never received a reply.
Fox News released a statement saying that it was informed of the matter through an inquiry from Huffington Post and would plan an investigation into the incidents. Bolling’s attorney stated that his client did not recall sending the texts. However, no hard denial to the allegations were made. Bolling has made potentially sexist comments about women on-air in the past. For example, when referring to a female pilot, he said “boobs on the ground” instead of the actual phrase “boots on the ground”.
Male and female employees are entitled to a safe work environment that is free from sexual harassment. However, incidents of sexual harassment, such as being sent inappropriate pictures, can be common in some workplaces due to the work culture or the failure on behalf of the employer to prevent the incidents from occurring. If an employee reported an incident to his or her employer but the complaint was ignored, a Boca Raton, Florida employment law attorney could file a lawsuit against the employer for failing to deal with the incidents and for any damages the employee may have sustained.
Source: VOX, “Another Fox News host is getting hit with allegations of sexual harassment“, Zeeshan Aleem, Aug. 5, 2017