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Companies can't ignore culture of harassment
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Employers who tolerate or ignore sexual harassment in their workplace are likely inviting costly, and possibly devastating, legal problems, a top attorney in employment law told local Rotarians. Tim Garrett, a partner in the Bass, Berry & Sims Law Firm in Nashville, cited “the company culture” as the key to either condoning misconduct or combating harassment and abuse. “How do we cultivate a corporate culture?” that protects the rights of all employees to be protected from unwanted sexual attention, asked the speaker at The Rotary Club of McMinnville luncheon on Thursday.