SEX, LIES AND W.R. GRACE

REWRITING HISTORY, THE COMPANY ADMITS THAT IT OUSTED ITS CEO OVER EVIDENCE OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

ANITA HILL MAY HAVE SENSITIZED most people to the fact of sexual harassment, but it was an obscure legal secretary at the giant firm of Baker & McKenzie who sensitized corporate America to the consequences. The precedent-setting $3.5 million award that Rena Weeks won last year against the law firm could not have have been far from the minds of directors at W.R. Grace & Co. when they ousted the firm's president and CEO, J.P. Bolduc. Last week the board acknowledged that evidence of sexual harassment was the real reason for his March 2 departure, and in the process created a...

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