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What's different between sexual harassment & sexual relationship at work?

Am wondering ... if someone gets fired becase having a sexual relationship ... what does exactly means? ist bcse they were having sex or just physical touch like kissing?


Asked by Anonymous at 6:36 PM on Nov. 16, 2010 in Relationships

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  • I think sexual harrassment could be a form of bothering by one co-worker who is interested in another co-worker but the feeling is not mutual. additionally, a sexual relationship can be considered a relationship beyond the scope of being coworkers in a workplace environment. Two co-workers are attracted to each other for the physical attraction. Actually come to think of it, it doesn't have to be in a workplace environment, it could be anywhere two people meet up in.

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 6:45 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • if any relationship is against company poicy then it is grounds to fire
    harrassment is one person trying to engage with another person who has made clear not into that

    Answer by fiatpax at 6:38 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Harassment is unwelcome sexual advances. A relationship is when two adults agree to be involved. As far as getting fired it could be either of your examples. It depends on the company's policy on that subject.

    Answer by elizabr at 6:39 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Normally in order for it to be sexual harrassment it has to be unwanted sexual attention, this can be anything from telling a raunchy joke to actual sexual contact that makes the other person feel uncomfortable or threatened. Being fired for having a sexual relationship at work means that they were having sex and both were most likely willing participants.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 6:39 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Mutual consent?

    Answer by Adelicious at 11:36 PM on Nov. 16, 2010