'I have already heard the rumblings of a backlash: 'This is why you shouldn't hire women.' Actually, this is why you should'

Facebook COO warns women that male executives may stop hiring them because of sexual harassment scan

By -- National Post —— Bio and Archives--December 5, 2017

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The chief operating officer of Facebook, has warned of a potential backlash against women in the workplace following recent high-profile sexual harassment scandals. Sheryl Sandberg, one of the most powerful businesswomen in the world, said she had already heard “rumblings” that male leaders of companies may be increasingly reluctant to hire female employees because they feared their firms becoming involved in disputes.

Sandberg urged companies to put policies in place on how to handle allegations. Writing on Facebook, she said: “I have already heard the rumblings of a backlash: ‘This is why you shouldn’t hire women.’ Actually, this is why you should.” She added: “The percentage of men who will be afraid to be alone with a female colleague has to be sky high right now. —More….

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