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Harassment stews throughout the restaurant industry

The advent of the #MeToo movement has shown that the employees’ culture of the restaurant industry is inundated with sexual harassment. The latest high-profile chef to be exposed is California Bay Area restauranteur Charlie Hallowell. In December of 2017, 17 women accused Hallowell of demeaning them in the workplace through sexual harassment, lewd advances and explicit language.

Can you be sexually harassed by emojis?

You had to give your boss your phone number, he needs it, right? After exchanging a few messages about scheduling, he sends you an eggplant emoji, a tongue and a smiley face. You know what those characters are implying even though it is not directly stated. Reading that message makes you feel instantly uncomfortable. Did you just get sexually harassed?

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