A very famous American television journalist, Josh Levs: Why didn’t Matt Lauer just get a warning and a write-up?

We don’t have all the information about exactly what happened. But if what’s in Variety, a respected news outlet, is accurate, then he of course should be fired. Among what’s listed:

He “once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified. On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act.”

Anyone who does this should be fired instantly. If you don’t have the respect and decency to avoid engaging in these kinds of unwanted advances, you don’t belong in any workplace.

Employees can get warnings about things they may have done by mistake. A warning can allow someone to learn and change. But the actions Lauer is accused of are illegal, immoral, and an abuse of power.

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