Al Franken ...it's time to go

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Al Franken ...it's time to go

Al Franken ... wow a photo is wortha thousand words..photo about half way down the article.....

.http://www.kabc.com/2017/11/16/leeann-tweeden-on-senator-al-franken/

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Couldn't happen to a better

Couldn't happen to a better guy,who deserves anything that can be heaped upon him.

There are levels of bad behavior,,Al reached very close to the top !

I do disagree johnw ,this picture is PRICELESS.
Rare that we have photograpic evidence of just what a piece of shit he is !

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At the very least, Franken

At the very least, Franken should be awarded a Ted Kennedy merit badge and lapel pin.

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Doesn't he already have the T

Doesn't he already have the T. Kennedy Kewpie Doll?

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So the republicans are

So the republicans are saying that if Moore is elected he'll be ejected..... Now there is physical proof of franken's sexual
assault ..... he should be gone tomorrow.....

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And he fundamentally admitted

And he fundamentally admitted he did it.

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If the senate gives him a

If the senate gives him a pass because he apologizes for his past ,then ANYONE who has committed sexual harassment in any form should be extended the same...... Welcome to the senate Senator Moore.......

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Ahhh, Moore denies all so how

Ahhh, Moore denies all so how can he apologize for something he claims he didn't do?

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"Groping" a woman's breast

"Groping" a woman's breast through body armor is equivalent to raping a teenager?

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Proof Jasper, pictures or are

Proof Jasper, pictures or are you talking about JFK, BJC or many other dems, and remember Moore was a Dem when the allegations occurred.
How about you Jack, proof, or are they just allegations, for now. And why are Dems trowing Bill under the bus, is he no longer useful since Hilary lost, again?

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Here’s the fact,she told

Here’s the fact,she told Frankenstein to step off after he planted a gross and unwanted French kiss on her....he did this after the fact...he doesn’t understand that no means no.....get it....?That is uninvited sexual contact the very definition of sexual harassment......

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From experience with training

From experience with training staff and supervising staff dealing with behaviors,johnw
just described the very essence of what sexual harassment is.

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Agreed, and like your orange

Agreed, and like your orange Jesus and SCROTUS, Franken is a gross predator and a hypocrite.

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Another beautiful day in the

Another beautiful day in the left, say way lefter, Portland. Sexual harassment outbreaks lead every news cycle and any woman who has ever been on the receiving end of elevator eyes is howling how the perpetrator must resign. All while being very careful not to use the F(ranken) word.

And yes, the D babe Gilliland laments that Clinton should have resigned. Is she concerned with a Lewinski between consenting adults or his more felonious attacks that no D will acknowledge ever occurred?.

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The "D" you speak of is

The "D" you speak of is "deflect" you ignorant cockroach.

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Every day the Empire, The

Every day the Empire, The American Empire Kills 100's of innocents through proxy wars and offensive wars and Bezos and WaPo are concerned about who dicked who?

Do you know who dicked who, it be Bezos and WaPo with each passing day .

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What is Sexual Harassment?

The is sexual harassment and then there is sexual assault....bubba Clinton and others physically assaulted women who weren’t their employees or co workers......al Frankenstein may have done both.......

What is Sexual Harassment?

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A woman working in an office is dreading the arrival of her male coworker, who has long made her feel uncomfortable but yesterday made an inappropriate comment about her body. Across the hall, a manager tells her young intern that she can provide great opportunities for those who "cooperate" and makes a sexually suggestive gesture. A man sitting in the corner cubicle, meanwhile, has been offending several of his coworkers for months by looking at pornography on his computer. What do these have in common? They're all examples of sexual harassment, a federal workplace discrimination claim that takes several different forms.

But how do we draw the line between acceptable behavior and unlawful harassment? In other words, how do we define sexual harassment and -- more to the point -- how do the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the courts review a sexual harassment claim?

What is the Law on Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is considered to be a form of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which applies to all U.S. employers with 15 or more employees (some state laws may provide additional worker protections). Anyone affected by the offensive conduct in question, not just the person to whom it is directed, may be a victim. The EEOC defines the offense as follows:

"Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment."

The EEOC offers additional guidance on what constitutes sexual harassment, including the following:

The conduct of the offender must be offensive and unwelcomed by the victim.
Harassment may still occur when there is no economic injury to or discharge of the victim.
The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, an agent of the employer, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or a non-employee.
The victim and harasser may be a woman or a man. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex.
Types of Harassment: Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Work Environment

There are two different types of sexual harassment claims, although the manner in which a court will distinguish between the two for purposes of deciding whether harassment has occurred has become blurred in recent years:

Quid Pro Quo: Sexual harassment that occurs when a supervisor or one in an authority position requests sex, or a sexual relationship, in exchange for not firing or otherwise punishing the employee, or in exchange for favors, such as promotions or raises.
Hostile Work Environment: Sexual harassment that occurs through the presence of demeaning or sexual photographs, jokes or threats. The inappropriate behavior or conduct must be so pervasive as to, as the name implies, create an intimidating and offensive work environment.
Each state is different with regard to protections against sexual harassment. For example, Alabama allows for an employee to sue an employer for sexual harassment based on a theory of invasion of privacy. Vermont law, in comparison, requires every employer to adopt a policy against sexual harassment. Other states have no specific law prohibiting or punishing sexual harassment, and thus rely on federal law.

Applying the Definition

While it is easy to define sexual harassment, it is very difficult to apply that definition to a set of particular facts. Court opinions can seem inconsistent about whether sexual harassment has occurred, sometimes deciding differently in cases with very similar facts particularly in hostile work environment cases where it is more difficult than in quid pro quo situations to prove that harassment occurred.

The U.S. Supreme Court has held that employers may defend themselves in hostile work environment cases brought against them for actions of a supervisor or managerial-level employee by arguing that they took reasonable steps to prevent sexual harassment and made efforts to correct harassing behavior. Employers may also argue that they are not liable if an employee did not take advantage of available reporting or remedial measures to complain about incidents of sexual harassment.

Factors for Review: Hostile Work Environment

The court will base its decision on the facts in the case, with an emphasis on context. This was tested in a sexual harassment claim filed by a writer for the hit television show "Friends" who claimed she was the victim of harassment in the writing room, where they would often engage in taboo banter in order to stoke ideas. The California Supreme Court dismissed the suit, claiming the banter was all part of the "creative workplace" required for a comedy show with sexual themes.

Factors a court will consider in hostile work environment cases include the following:

Frequency of the alleged inappropriate behavior.
Severity of the behavior.
Conduct of the victim.
Context of the alleged harassment.
Size of the employer's business.
Nature of the employer's business.
In a hostile work environment claim, whether a reasonable person in the position of the plaintiff would have thought the environment to be hostile.
Note: If the alleged victim willingly participated in sexual banter or risqué jokes, it will be more difficult for them to prove that they have actually been harassed.

Dispelling Sexual Harassment Myths

Only women can be harassed: This is not true. Courts have previously ruled that a man can be harassed by a woman, although such a situation is slightly more rare than a male harassing a woman.
A woman can't harass another woman and a man can't harass another man: This is not true. The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that illegal sexual harassment can occur between people of the same sex.
Sexual harassment can only occur in a workplace: This is not true. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that teachers, professors, and other individuals with authority in school systems (including universities and colleges) can sexually harass students in violation of the law. While the case was decided under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, rather than Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the implication was the same: a teacher can sexually harass a student.
Only supervisors or those in authority positions can be a harasser: This is not true. A harasser can be a coworker and, in some cases, a third party such as an agent or client of the employer. The key is whether the employer knew or should have known of the harassing behavior and failed to take action.
Get a Free Initial Claim Assessment

Sexual harassment can disrupt a working environment, traumatize workers, and result in costly litigation. Whether you have been the victim of sexual harassment, are accused, or manage a workplace that you want to keep harassment-free you can benefit from the advice of a lawyer. Contact a local attorney for a free initial claim assessment to discuss your situation and learn how they can help.

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The congress is now

The congress is now considering sexual harassment training for all members and their staffs.....I’d say they have been flaunting the law right along .
Sexual harassment is considered to be a form of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which applies to all U.S. employers with 15 or more employees (some state laws may provide additional worker protections). Anyone affected by the offensive conduct in question, not just the person to whom it is directed, may be a victim. The EEOC defines the offense as follows:

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Meanwhile, here in North

Meanwhile, here in North Maine.........
I had a complaint about how DOT workers were doing such a poor job using cold patch to fill potholes on a major secondary road.
They would pull a shovelful off the truck, and throw it at the hole with much of the material ending up in the ditch.
I mentioned it to the foreman in my area, and he told me that they used to have classes for doing tasks like that but now all they have are classes on how to avoid sexual harassment issues.

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From experiecne a correct

From experiecne a correct assessment of situation with training issues.

I was vey proud that I successfully developed a training program for my staff that presente dthe issue in a more positive maanner,
if you do that your going to get fired etc. is not a strong motivator . But still had issue swith behaviors that were just stupid.
Of course the higher one goes in an organization acceptance of issue is a problem. Had my boss come to me and say he had hired "another female offcier with big breasts" ! I snapped on him. So much for support for training.

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Oh Al how could you....a

Oh Al how could you....a second woman comes forward....https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/11/20/he-put-his-han...

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Not to throw cold water on

Not to throw cold water on this sexual harassment party, but the Duke Lacrosse case and the UVA case, among others, have shown us that all women should not be automatically believed just because they make claims of sexual assault.

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Can't we get to the point

Can't we get to the point where we:
A) Take it Seriously
*and*
B) WAIT to pass judgement

Why is it always IGNORE or PRESUME GUILT?

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I never suggested ignore, but

I never suggested ignore, but now the only option is to assume guilt. History has shown that this is a bad idea.

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This whole thing is growing

This whole thing is growing some legs and has real potential to turn into something.....something like a brand new giverment department. Maybe the Department of Depravity,with thousands of employees, buildings ,training centers and a huge budget. They could spend countless hours determining guidelines by age ,gender ,race,religion on what is and is not harassment........my word every dark cloud does have a silver lining....Oh and the latest it turns out tha a Rose really isn’t a rose......OReily must be laughing his ass off.

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Oh oh two more women have

Oh oh two more women have come forward accusing al of a little ass grabbing.....

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Should we puke or laugh at

Should we puke or laugh at al franken's latest apology..... imagine if Moore said something like this......

.I’ve met tens of thousands of people and taken thousands of photographs, often in crowded and chaotic situations,” Franken said in the statement, per the Associated Press. “I’m a warm person; I hug people. I’ve learned from recent stories that in some of those encounters, I crossed a line for some women — and I know that any number is too many. Some women have found my greetings or embraces for a hug or photo inappropriate, and I respect their feelings about that … I’ve thought a lot in recent days about how that could happen, and recognize that I need to be much more careful and sensitive in these situations. I feel terribly that I’ve made some women feel badly and for that I am so sorry, and I want to make sure that never happens again. And let me say again to Minnesotans that I’m sorry for putting them through this and I’m committed to regaining their trust.”

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"Ah feel yer payehn..."

"Ah feel yer payehn..."

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All those words ,except

All those words ,except saying the ones that really matter....."I will be resigning from the US senate for my inappropriate actions."

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Franken won't resign or be

Franken won't resign or be forced out of the Senate unless it's by the voters in the next elections. Moore, on the other hand, is toast. There's a reason so many Republicans don't want him in the Senate: he's a poisonous idealogue who wields the Bible like some sort of battering ram. Who need this kind of shit in a democracy, even if he is duly elected by a toothless majority who are probably to inbred to know any better.

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LIke many today the lack of

LIke many today the lack of boundaries in their personal lives are evident in their comments. Not nice to talk about ones family like that Smegma.

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