Union, KY asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky

Q: I have a female supervisor that keeps flirting, touching, and making comments, I think she's being more than nice.

I'm male and in my ninth week at a new job in a warehouse and within the first week my female boss and i started talking about how we both use to work at the same company at different times and how working at this new company was a refreshing and relaxed change and while we were talking, she started rubbing the middle of my back straight up and down.

After that she has come up from behind me 3 different times and put both her hands around my neck, patted me on the back, and started bumping her hand on my thigh to talk to me.

She's asked me to dance with her in the warehouse in front of coworkers and even asked if i was going to whip her one day when i was putting a safety belt on for lifting when i was breaking skids down full of inventory.

1 Lawyer Answer

A: You should first inform your supervisor that her behavior makes you uncomfortable and ask that she stop. If her behavior does not change, you should immediately follow your employer's policies regarding reporting sexual harassment. If your employer does not have a policy in place, then report your supervisor's behavior to your HR Department in writing.

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