The #MeToo movement apparently is having an “unintended consequence” in the workplace – men are becoming fearful of mentoring women.
That’s according to a report from The New York Times.
“[C]ompanies seeking to minimize the risk of sexual harassment or misconduct appear to be simply minimizing contact between female employees and senior male executives, effectively depriving the women of valuable mentorship and exposure,” the Times reports.
“I now think twice about spending one-on-one time with a young female colleague,” said one American finance executive, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the issue is “just too sensitive.”
“Me, too,” said another man in the conversation.