NBC News has fired âToday Showâ host Matt Lauer for inappropriate workplace behavior.
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Co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb announced Lauerâs firing on air on Wednesday morning by reading NBC News Chairman Andy Lackâs statement, which stated that Lauerâs behavior violated company standards.
Former White House Press Secretary under President Trump Sean Spicer told FOX Business how companies can tackle sexual harassment in the workplace.
Spicer said that first each complaint needs to be thoroughly investigated.
âDoes it have merit? Because we want to make sure that every person that is accused of anything has the opportunity of due process,â Spicer told Maria Bartiromo on âMornings with Maria.â
More importantly, in Spicerâs opinion, the workforce must be retrained to understand what behavior is tolerable and offensive.
âWe have to look at the culture of each institution and there needs to be proper training and proper and clear guidelines as to the standards that every institution is going to set as far as what is expected of employees male, female, old and young, that there is certain behaviorâ¦ that is acceptable and unacceptable,â Spicer said.
President Donald Trump tweeted shortly after the announcement, saying âwow,â and then questioned when top executives at NBC and Comcast would be fired over âfake news.â
Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for âinappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.â But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lackâs past!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2017
Spicer added, companies should understand âcertain behavior is unacceptable.â
âIn some cases we can blame this on culture, we can blame it on generational differences but at the end of the day those donât excuse bad behavior,â Spicer said.