About “Drawing a Line”

“Drawing a Line: A look inside the corporate response to sexual harassment” is a new novel that takes the reader behind the scenes to expose the emotional struggles of ten women exploited by an amoral executive who demands sexual favors for career advancement and examines corporate response to the egregious sexual conduct of managers.  

The “Drawing a Line” WordPress blog offers insights and information for individuals concerned about sexual and other forms of harassment occurring on the job. Over the past two years, the #MeToo movement has brought attention to the sexual harassment problem by social media publication of victim experiences. In some circumstances, the adverse publicity has prompted employers to take corrective action and has resulted in media reports of certain offenders being discharged.

The federal government issued regulations prohibiting sexual harassment in 1980 defining sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination and therefor against the law. Yet, the problem persists. It is our sincere hope that the information provided here will help affected individuals to find appropriate resources and responses to this workplace problem. Further, we are hopeful that any employers who view this information will take appropriate action to provide a workplace free of harassment in which all employees are treated with respect.

In this blog, we have elected to use a question and answer (Q & A)  format to present a common question or complaint relating to sexual harassment, and then provide a brief reply to help the reader to better understand this important issue and how to deal with it on the job. Readers are encouraged to read the Drawing-a-Line blog each week as new information is provided. It is anticipated that Drawing-a-Line Blogs will be posted each Monday morning.

The “Drawing a Line” WordPress blog is offered as a public service information resource. This information is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered.  It is offered with the understanding that the writer is not engaged in rendering legal services and that, with the publication of this information the author is not offering such advice with this publication. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought.

The “Drawing a Line” WordPress Blog is authored by William S. Hubbartt. Hubbartt has 30+ years of human resources and consulting experience, coupled with fact finding skills acquired in the investigation of sexual harassment and other employment discrimination complaints as a federal investigator. Hubbartt has written various management and human resources books and is author of the novel entitled “Drawing a Line,” an examination of management’s response to the sexual harassment conduct in the workplace.  Link follows: