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(Minnesota Public Radio)   Boss shows employees porn and asks them to hook him up with their friends. Judges "not sure" if that's sexual harassment   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, Minnesota Supreme Court, Brian Zapolski, MHRA, silica fume  
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1963 clicks; posted to Business » on 22 May 2013 at 5:05 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-05-22 04:11:36 PM  
2 votes:
So this is the douchebag loophole to sexual harassment laws ?
2013-05-22 06:09:42 PM  
1 vote:
what about sexual hisassment?
2013-05-22 05:49:14 PM  
1 vote:

vernonFL: I thought it was only sexual harassment if you tie the abuse to a job or promotion? In other words, its NOT legal to whip out your dick and say "suck this or you're fired" it IS legal (however inappropriate) to whip out your dick and say "suck this".

I could be wrong.

Well - it would likely be called a hostile work environment by a reasonable person, which is the usual standard, even if there was no overt threat of demotion/termination.  Sorry - no whipping it out.  (Note the "or" below).

From the EEOC:
It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person's sex. Harassment can include "sexual harassment" or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.

Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person's sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general.

Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.

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).

The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.
2013-05-22 03:52:15 PM  
1 vote:
So I can sexually harass women in the workplace if I do the same to men?

Cool. Good to know.

Guys like playing grab-ass anyways, so its not gonna be hard to convince them to do shiat like that.
2013-05-22 03:50:41 PM  
1 vote:
"The fact that Zapolski directed inappropriate, sexual comments at both male and female employees... cannot support the district court's determination that the conduct was not sufficiently severe..."

What is Zapolski swings both ways, AC-DC?
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