This trenchant bit of, I dunno, fun? is from Kevin Underhill at Lowering the Bar.
Makes you wonder, doesn’t it? How would you behave under the circumstances of a fake robbery–presuming that the “you” I’m talking about is a female “you” (or ewe: sorry, couldn’t help that and neither could ewe, if you were sitting here at my computer, short of sleep because you keep waking up in the middle of the night and thinking…The Twittler! and what the fuck are you going to do about the Horror–and sorry again because I’m way off the story at hand, which is this:)
The holding in Lee v. West Kern Water District is that the trial court correctly instructed the jury about workers’ compensation but then erroneously granted a new trial after the defendants lost. But I think the real lesson of Lee v. West Kern Water District is “don’t stage a fake robbery of your workplace without telling your co-workers in order to ‘test how the female employees would respond if if they believed they were really being robbed.’” Because that could freak someone out regardless of gender, and they might sue, and you might lose. [My bolding]
And now I’m thinking, what kind of utter weirdo does something like this? Maybe someone should have sued to have him committed.