TiK ToK pop star, Kesha, wants out of her contract with Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) and is suing to break the contract. If you read about the situation like that, it makes complete sense that a judge would deny her request. After all, the whole purpose of contracts is to prevent one person from walking away.
What makes this case different is that Kesha claims that Dr. Luke drugged and raped her years ago. Isn’t a claim of rape enough to let the victim out of the contract?
I’m not a lawyer, but there are lessons in this for sexual harassment or other forms of illegal discrimination claims within your business. Most sexual harassment claims don’t rise to felony status, like Kesha’s claim of rape does. Companies don’t have to obtain a conviction in order to terminate or punish an employee, but they do need to investigate.
The problem in the Kesha case is that she’s just made a claim. He hasn’t been tried and convicted. I presume that the judge is correct not to grant her request based on a claim only. (Again, as a non-lawyer, I’ll just assume that the law was applied correctly here.)
To keep reading, click here: Lessons from Kesha’s Sexual Harassment Lawsuit