For now, at least, the behavior of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is not a legal issue, but something for the NFL commissioner to mull over, according to a New York Injury Lawyer.
The league is investigating whether or not Favre acted inappropriately toward a Jets employee while he was with the New York Jets in 2008. NY Injury Attorneys point out that there are a number of criteria that must be met for something to qualify as sexual harassment. For instance, there are no laws against texting or emailing sexually explicit photos.
“Because Mr. Favre was not this woman’s employer, it might be a situation with the Jets. The team has responsibilities to its other employees,” said an attorney in the matter to a NYC Injury Lawyer. “Right now, they’re just investigating what was said, and it’s not sexual harassment if the (conduct) was welcome.”
What about the photos? The attorney continued on to say, “that’s a First Amendment issue, which is protected as long as it isn’t child pornography. You could even say it’s art.” The NFL commissioner did not state exactly what policies Favre may have violated. Favre himself apologized to his team for causing the distraction before his team lost a game to the Jets.
The usual legal standard for sexual harassment includes the following: unwelcome advances; pervasive behavior that creates a hostile work environment; and the filing of any complaint. The league, however, can disclipline players without legal charges, by imposing a fine or suspension.
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