Already, it seems the company has begun the gradual process of cleaning up the mess that Charney left behind. First up? Sexual harassment — an appropriate place to start, considering the fact that Charney has been hit with multiple sexual harassment suits.
WWD reports that a new 6,200-word ethics code has been posted on the company website; at 12 pages, it’s four times longer than the code that existed during Charney’s era. It details everything from a “fair treatment” policy (banning discrimination based on race, gender, or sexual orientation), as well as intra-office regulations. Romantic relationships are prohibited between employees, including casual dating. As the code states, “no management-level employee may make sexual advances, welcome or unwelcome, toward any subordinate.”