Michael Studenka Quoted in Law360 Article, "Afraid to Mentor Women Because of #MeToo? Time to Man Up"
Some male managers have reportedly responded to the #MeToo movement by limiting their interaction with female colleagues, but employment attorneys say that's unwise because it robs women of opportunities and may itself constitute gender discrimination. The experts told Law360 that there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest at least some male executives are reacting to the spotlight placed on sexual misconduct in the workplace by trying to avoid interacting with female co-workers, both peers and subordinates. They also pointed to several recent reports that back up the trend.
Mike Studenka explains how this behavior can lead to sexual discrimination by limiting access to mentorship, assignments and promotions.