Is Asking a Co-Worker on a Date Sexual Harassment?
With the recent focus on the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, many employees may be questioning their own judgment when it comes to interactions with co-workers. It is not always easy to discern the difference between sincere communication with good intentions, and unlawful sexual harassment.
And no one wants to end up with a sexual harassment lawsuit or accused of sexual misconduct, so a brief refresher is in order.
It is probably not sexual harassment if you ask a colleague out on a date. In fact, a study from the popular job site CareerBuilder found that nearly 40 percent of participants have dated a co-worker, and 31 percent ended up marrying someone with whom they worked.
However, not all employees take no for an answer