Sexual harrassment? - page 4
I had a male nurse co-worker who was actively engaging in "sexting" during the shift and showed me a very provocative partially nude female on his cell phone. As the charge nurse on duty I was... Read More
Sep 30, '12Quote from jadelpnActually, no. It does require repetition; the law against sexual harassment--a federal one--is defined in part by the EEOC (thanks, Altra!!):It doesn't need repetition. Or perhaps in my state our laws are stricter. But the fact that he told her (?? maybe he did, maybe he didn't maybe she "caught" him) he was sexting and showing pics is sexual harrassment. Period.
Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).
Pretty safe to say that this wasn't so severe that it rendered the OP incapable of functioning from that moment on. And she herself said it was a single, isolated incident. Nothing she was subjected to more than one single time, and certainly not severe enough completely debilitate her. So no....there is no "harassment". Just a lapse in judgment on the part of Joe Nurse.
Oct 9, '12I think a simple "Hey, knock that off" would have been sufficient.
I'm glad I work where I do. We all joke around and speak freely, male and female, and no one gets uptight or upset. Guess that comes with knowing and trusting your co-workers.