If a person was given a complimemt by a co-worker such as "I like that shirt your wearing, thats nice (woman)" and the person responds back "Thank you sweetie, I like your hair. You really have long pretty hair (man)". Is this grounds for the woman to file a sexual harassment complaint against the man because he called her sweetie and complimented her on her hair. It wasnt said in a derogatory or flirtatious way, its just the way the person talks being friendly. Keep in mind the woman and the man have had prior conversations in general. They both are married. The woman got upset because the man stopped having general conversation with her and told this to the mans supervisor. She stated that she was mad because he stopped talking to her. The next thing was she filed a sexual harassment complaint against him.
He was called to HR to state his side of the conversation which he did. This was on a Tuesday, he didnt hear from HR until he went to work Thursday and was told he was terminated. He went back to the HR on Friday to ask for copies of his statment and was told that he couldnt get them because they were confidential information. He has not documentation of the charges against him. Does he have a case against the employer for wrongful termination and being charged with sexual harassment?
They both are state employees with ******.
Edited by FindLaw_AHK, 15 February 2013 - 10:54 AM.
This post has been edited to remove personal or identifying information. -Moderator