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Posted over 1 year ago.

I guess I laid out the question wrong.....it would seem that's what I'm trying to do.....It really only bothered me that the manager gets to keep his job while the girl gets fired.....

David Andrew Mallen
David Andrew Mallen, Employment / Labor Attorney - El Segundo, CA
Posted over 1 year ago.

I get it now. I am curious about the employer's decision as well. Sometimes, if the manager is fooling around with many different women in the office and giving special work favors to the women who play along, that kind of sexual favoritism can lead to a case of a "hostile work environment," because the manager's behavior sends the wrong message that the way to get ahead in the company is to fool around with the manager. But this needs to be an ongoing issue with more than one woman. If the manager's inappropriate sexual conduct continues in the workplace, and you are truly bothered, and you want to get it to stop, you have a duty to complain to the employer using the policies set forth in your employee handbook.

Hope this helps. . . .

David

Craig Trent Byrnes
Craig Trent Byrnes, Employment / Labor Attorney - Manhattan Beach, CA
Posted over 1 year ago.

I think Mr. Mallen has given excellent advice in both of his responses. I respectfully disagree, though, that you have a duty to complain. That is completely a personal decision. Some employment handbooks may impose such a duty upon you, but there is no legal duty otherwise. You may or may not have an ethical duty here, but that's up to you and you alone to decide.

On the other hand, if the fired employee brings her own lawsuit and asks you to testify, you have both a legal and ethical duty to testify truthfully.

Good luck to you.

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Posted over 1 year ago.

The owners decided to keep the manager, fire the girl and now it is obvious, the owners are turning against me, I can feel it. They are both being very short with me and acting completely different then they did before. I'm stuck, I have no idea what to do, I've had a headache all week. The owners knew that his guy was a drug user and now I'm a bit concerned with my safety. This guy feel like he's untouchable and pretty much he is. I don't think this is fair. I have no idea what to? I have a kid on the way, I can't loose my job