Sandberg warns of workplace backlash following #MeToo movement

Sandberg warns of workplace backlash following #MeToo movement

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Sheryl Sandberg is warning that women may face backlash in the workplace amid the #MeToo movement.

Sandberg, the chief operating officer for Facebook and the author of “Lean In,” a 2013 book empowering women in the workplace, said that senior male managers are often afraid to be alone with a female colleague, partially out of fear of being accused of sexual harassment.

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That fear could prevent women from being hired, mentored and promoted — or even talked to — Sandberg said in a Facebook post on Sunday.




Image: Sheryl Sandberg speaks during a panel session on the first day of the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos,

Sheryl Sandberg speaks during a panel session on the first day of the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 20, 2016.