Goldman Sachs, the investment bank known for its progressive values, has taken a bold stance against sexual harassment with their rainbow-colored pamphlets with gender pronouns. Because nothing says “we’re serious about stopping sexual assault” like passing out colorful pieces of paper.
According to sources, the pamphlet includes helpful tips on how to use gender-neutral pronouns like “ze” and “zir,” which will surely prevent all forms of harassment from happening in the workplace. Because if you’re busy worrying about pronouns, you won’t have time to assault your colleagues, right?
https://t.co/BbcnmukrZe – Goldman Sachs hands out ‘pronoun’ pamphlets as it fights sex harass suits Rainbow-colored pamphlets advising “bring your authentic self” have lately appeared over cubicles at Goldman Sachs, coaching employees on the proper use of gender pronouns — a… pic.twitter.com/xG58vaRTl5
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But not everyone is convinced that this is the best way to combat harassment. One anonymous source told The New York Post.“I think Goldman has a lot of other problems to worry about besides pronouns. Perhaps start by getting rid of … those who harass women and then maybe the women here will take their diversity and inclusivity issues seriously.”
Despite the pamphlets, Goldman Sachs has faced a number of sexual harassment and assault allegations in recent years.
In 2018, a former managing director at Goldman Sachs, sued the company alleging that she was sexually assaulted by a male colleague. She claimed that the company’s culture of tolerating and concealing sexual misconduct led to her mistreatment.
In 2019, a former vice president at Goldman Sachs filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging that she was subjected to sexual harassment and retaliation by her male supervisor. The lawsuit alleged that the company failed to take appropriate action to stop the harassment and instead retaliated against her for reporting it.
In 2021, a former female analyst at Goldman Sachs accused a male colleague of sexual assault and harassment. The analyst alleged that the company failed to properly investigate her claims and that she was subjected to retaliation and a hostile work environment after reporting the incident.