Colorado Springs, CO asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Colorado

Q: is it 3rd party harassment if my married boss spends more time flirting and sitting with other women outside our store?

Basically my manager is on the clock while he sits outside the store on a swing chair with multiple women. He is a married man and I just find this behavior very creepy and uncomfortable. He spends more time outside the store flirting with these women than actually working.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Sexual harassment is contingent on upon you receiving the harassment. That is, sexual harassment does not generally occur when others are harassed. There are a few common law holdovers that allow emotional distress to related parties (which is also contingent on physical harm to a related party), but most of these exceptions have been limited or eliminated with Colorado's tort reform laws.

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