The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163083 Message #3917314
Posted By: Joe Offer
15-Apr-18 - 12:00 AM
Thread Name: BS: Sexual Misdemeanours
Subject: RE: BS: Sexual Misdemeanours
I had a coworker who was out to get me for twenty years because I was promoted to a job that he thought he deserved to get. One thing he tried was speaking in ways that implied that I was gay. The first three times, he spoke so only I could hear. The fourth time, he said his thing in front of two other employees. I said, "OK, Rudy, this is the fourth time. I've been keeping notes, and now I've got witnesses." Never heard a peep out of him after that.
I have always been a staunch supporter of gay rights, so maybe that's what started him. His implication that I was gay put me between a rock and a hard place because I'd see nothing wrong if I were gay, but would it be construed as my being anti-gay if I complained against his remarks?
It was awkward, and I'm glad it happened only four times over a few months. I'm glad I was able to shut the bastard down so easily.
So, would that have been a "sexual misdemeanour" in the UK? In the US?