A Manhattan woman has accused “Good Day New York” co-host Greg Kelly of rape. Greg Kelly, son of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, met the woman at South Street Seaport in October, 2011, for drinks before he sexually assaulted her in the law firm where she worked. The accuser, who at this time is remaining anonymous, is around 30 years old. She reported the incident in January, 2012. The police officers that took her complaint immediately recognized a conflict of interest and referred the woman to the office of Manhattan district attorney. Kelly, a former Marine who spent nine years as a fighter jet pilot in Marine Corp, became co-anchor of Ch. 5’s “Good Day New York” in 2008. Full article.

In the workplace, sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 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. When investigating allegations of sexual harassment, EEOC looks at the whole record: the circumstances, such as the nature of the sexual advances, and the context in which the alleged incidents occurred. A determination on the allegations is made from the facts on a case-by-case basis. For more information: EEOC Website.

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