Say you work with someone you admire professionally and whose intellectual competence you trust in collaborations and group work of any kind.
And then you find out this person has a history of sexual harassment and inappropriate relationships with colleagues.
You’ve never seen it, and they are on their most respectful, professional and ethical behavior around you, still making a great contributor to your future scientific work.
How do you deal with that? Do you trust that they keep their personal and professional lives separate? Do you do something about it? Do you communicate your disappointment at them?
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