Facebook's Sandberg warns on sexual misconduct backlash for women

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Sheryl Sandberg warned of a potential backlash against women and urged companies to put into place clear policies on how allegations of sexual harassment are handled.

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In a Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) post over the weekend, Sandberg, the company's chief operating officer, said that she has experienced harassment while doing her job but never by anyone she's worked for. She did note, however, that in each instance the harasser had more power than she did.

"That's not a coincidence," the 48-year-old wrote. "It's why they felt free to cross that line."