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LinkedIn: Following the ‘Pence Rule’ in the Workplace Will Get You Sued

November 28, 2017

In the wake of ongoing sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood, Congress and the media, some male bosses are thinking of adopting what is known as the “Pence Rule.” Common among evangelical Christians, the rule is based on the practices of Southern Baptist minister Billy Graham, who refused to eat, travel or meet alone with any woman who was not his wife. The rule gained new attention earlier this year when it was revealed that Vice President Mike Pence follows a variation of it, refusing even to attend events where alcohol is served without his wife. But what works for Billy Graham — or even Mike Pence — could get you in a lot of legal trouble.

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