The governments insane sexual harassment policies are the most absurd totalitarian and arbitrary rules I have ever seen anywhere. I am against genuine sexual harassment but the definition of what constitues this has been so watered down anything constitutes sexual harassment. Most of these minor issues could be resolved with a simple I do not like it when you do x or y.
The situation does get worse as one is not entitled to know who is making the complaint. How does one answer a complaint if one doesn't even know who the complainer is. A friend was accused of whistling at a worker. This same worker doesn't know how to wistle so the charge was obviously false. The accuser had a record of making dozens of these complaints but this is moot. This same accuser is the one who complained about me because I stated sample size in the fashion industry is size eight and use your cocanut. I always thought a cocanut was shaped like a head obviously I must not be with the times.
I am against genuine sexual harassment. Women should not be propositioned or degraded due to their sex. Foul language is not a sexual harassment issue unless it is aimed at women or individuals. The notion that any disagreement between male or female workers is sexual is absurd. Somewhere in America a male and female coworker are arguing about tastes great less filling and this is not sexual but opinion.
This may sound odd but a handful of people make up the lions share of complaints. This same person was sent on a detail after a series of complaints and had more complaints on the detail. At what point does the question get asked " Are some of these complaints frivolous? Does this person making the complaint have a problem getting along with others? Is there a political motivation behind these complaints?
How is it that other females worked with person x and never had a similar complaint?"
The problem of sexual harassment is genuine but the remedies are almost worse then the initial harassment. Careers have been ruined and mediocre workers have made spurious complaints.
I am traveling to NYC so I will post your Comments later
Beamish in 08