Emily Peck @ Huffington Post….
Despite what it looks like to some of his supporters, Brett Kavanaugh is not currently on trial. The federal judge is actually in the middle of the most intense job interview of his life, for one of the best gigs in the country: lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.
It’s not going great. Kavanaugh is now facing allegations of sexual misconduct from three women.
The White House has stood by its nominee. But if Kavanaugh were gunning for a position in the private sector, his situation would be vastly different in this Me Too era.
These days, many major companies would avoid hiring someone with sexual misconduct allegations hanging over their head, particularly for a high-profile position, according to hiring, legal and management experts who talked to HuffPost.
Businesses are increasingly concerned with their reputations regarding sexual harassment. And a company wouldn’t want to turn off other job candidates by becoming known as a place that tolerates misconduct, said Brian Kropp, a vice president in human resources at the consulting firm Gartner.
Companies don’t want to upset their employees, either. “Who wants to work at a place that hires a bunch of harassers?” Kropp said.
That doesn’t mean a man with a dodgy background would be out on the streets, by any stretch. At the highest levels of most firms, there are still older men making the hiring decisions, and they likely wouldn’t take issue with the kind of conduct Kavanaugh is accused of…..
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