Is It Harassment, Or `Le Flirt'?

Europe can't agree on what to do about sexual abuse at work

When Caroline Croft worked in the social affairs office of the European Commission, a male colleague kept turning the conversation to sex. "The questions were inappropriate, way beyond anything to do with work," Croft, a 30-year-old Briton, recalls. Eventually, Croft's boss got the two to sit down for a private talk--and the innuendo stopped. "In the U.S., we might have ended up in court," Croft says. "This was much more satisfactory."

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