Airs Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 6 p.m. Governor John Bel Edward’s Deputy Chief of Staff resigned in November due to allegations of sexual harassment. A month earlier, a Louisiana celebrity chef stepped down from his restaurant management group after sexual harassment accusations. And just this week a sexual harassment suit was filed against Louisiana’s Secretary of State by a female employee. Charges of sexual misconduct in the workplace against celebrities and government officials continue to make state and national headlines.
How widespread is the problem in Louisiana? What’s the best way to address it? And where is the distinction drawn between improper and abusive behavior? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana” tonight at 7p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. Our panelists are, left to right:
• Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell
• Janice Lansing; Governor Edwards’ Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy
• Craig Broome; Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management
• Allison A. Jones; attorney with Downer, Jones, Marino & Wilhite in Shreveport
LPB CEO, Beth Courtney, and Southern University Vice President for External Affairs, Robyn Merrick, host the discussion.