Post Matt Lauer saga, NBC tightens sexual harassment rules

ANI | Updated: Dec 26, 2017 16:31 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 26 (ANI): The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has issued new anti-sexual harassment strict rules for employees, weeks after the ousting of 'Today' show ex-host Matt Lauer from the Television broadcasting company,

Employees at the network have been given a strict set of rules on how to interact with coworkers, reports

A source said that NBC employees have been ordered to report any inappropriate relationships in the workplace - and if they fail to do so, they could be fired for covering up for colleagues.

Detailed rules also have been issued about how to conduct onseself in the office, including how to socialise and even how to hug colleagues.

It stated: "Romantic relationships at work are not exactly unusual, but now NBC says it is taking a zero-tolerance approach. Staffers have been told that if they find out about any affairs, romances, inappropriate relationships or behaviour in the office, then they have to report it to human resources, their superior or the company anti-harassment phone line. Staffers are shocked that they are now expected to snitch on their friends".

The rules include: a quick hug, then an immediate release, including [not] sharing taxis home and [not] taking vegans to steakhouses.

The television journalist was fired from USD 25 million-a-year after a staffer alleged 'inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace.' (ANI)