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When does puppy love become ‘scary’ harassment?

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Who hasn’t had a workplace crush? Extra moments chatting in the hallway … stolen glances across the conference table … rerouting your walk to the lunchroom. But when does that friendliness cross the line into the illegal realm of sexual harassment? One court recently ruled that a co-worker who said she felt scared by such attention had enough ammunition to take her case to trial …

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Allie April 22, 2013 at 4:44 pm

FYI–The jury trial ended in a unanimous verdict for the City of Oakland on all counts.

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Glenda February 6, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Roland? For real? Did you read the same thing we did? Gender based harrassment? What “rights” of his were violated? I hope you do not work in the Human Resources field.

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R February 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Seriously Roland! She had noted she didn’t like his “attention” no matter what his intentions were. He was told by his boss to leaver her alone and stop making her route his choice and he still did it. When you are warned it’s not being accepted well and told to stay away and it continues then that warrents harrassment. She made it known to his boss which left the personal outside and kept it a professional based problem. Has today become so rediculous that the guilty look innocent? Where is the gender based harrassment? She didn’t hunt him down now did she…

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Roland February 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm

What about the rights of the guy involved, Robinson. It seems he did nothing wrong and her, Conwright’s, complaints were a form of gender based harrassment directed at him.

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