Sexual Harassment: Out Of The Shadows

At Kraft General Foods Inc., the halls are buzzing about Anita F. Hill, Clarence Thomas, and whatever went on between them. "Everybody's talking about this. All levels, men, women, everybody," says Stephanie Kovner, a Kraft associate promotion manager. At American Telephone & Telegraph Co., Chairman Robert E. Allen distributed an electronic memo assuring employees that AT&T takes sexual harassment seriously. Included was a statement of the company's policy. And at Unisys Corp., Chief Economist Everett M. Ehrlich says Hill's claims of sexual harassment by Thomas "struck a chord" with women in his office. As a result, Ehrlich says, "everyone -- and that probably includes me--has had a moment when they've searched their own souls."

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