Herman Cain allegations put sexual harassment back in spotlight

Allegations of sexual harassment against Republican presidential contender Herman Cain are raising awareness about the issue, which many women say they are still struggling with.

FRANKLIN SQUARE - Allegations of sexual harassment against Republican presidential contender Herman Cain are raising awareness about the issue, which many women say they are still struggling with. Terry DePalo, of Franklin Square, worked as a secretary in New York City in the 1960s and 70s, a time when she says workplace behavior was often inappropriate and sexual innuendo was common.While many Long Islanders believe sexual harassment is not as common today as 30 or 40 years ago, some say women are still regularly subjected to it. Attorney Jeffrey Brown says there are two kinds of sexual harassment: a sexual proposition in exchange for compensation, or unwelcome comments that create a hostile work environment. "I believe at least 95 percent of sexual harassment claims do not get reported out of fear of retaliation," Brown says.

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