I want to point out the disgraceful behavior of Isiah Thomas and the caveman like antics of owner Dolan are a disgrace to NYC. Dolan's attitude and arrogant testimony earned whatever massive award the plantiff in a sexual harassment suit is awarded.
Under ordinary circumstances I am against large scale payouts on sexual harassment cases. I have witnessed the intimidation and abuse of false accusations in the workplace. It is apparent the plantiff attempted to reason with Thomas and work within the system. The system not only did nothing to remedy the situation it made it worse.
Most of these sexual harassment cases are minor disputes that can be resolved with firm communication between coworkers. I do not like it when you do x please don't do it. However, two men talking about car parts is not an attempt to exclude women from a conversation. Nor is two men joking about a tie in a newspaper grounds for a complaint.
Ordinarily a single instance of profanity should not trigger sexual harassment. If women want to work in high pressure offices they have to be understanding and the notion that women are immune or more sensitive to profanity not aimed at them is somewhat sexist. No worker should be submitted to verbal abuse about personal matters. However a worker saying Darn of venting in his cube should be understood. If this person has an issue with the venting explain it diplomatically if possible.
Dolan's cavalier disregard for sexual harassment claims and immediate termination of the complainer is vile. He should at least have investigated the matter or spoke to the plantiff. Dolan's arrogance and ignoring legal advice makes him look like a blathering idiot. His stone age mentality is a reminder of why these laws were enacted in the first place.
I will be rooting for the Devils yech and the Nets groan until Dolan sells the team.