Monica Lewinsky on The Price of Shame

22 year old woman has affair at work with married boss. Someone lets the cat out of the bag and all hell breaks out.

As an HR person you’ve maybe seen this happen or had to deal with a similar situation. And whilst I’m talking about Monica Lewinsky here, the lessons we can learn as she talks publicly for the first time about how the world reacted to her liaison with Mr. President will surely strike a chill as the ability to comment online seems to know no limitations.

Although most will not have to suffer such high profile abuse as Ms Lewinsky did, it’s still a good reminder about the ease with which people can be destroyed through bullying, harassment and humiliation, whatever the profile.