Really Bad Boss Rule #27 – rubbing your genitals and making inappropriate sexual jokes in front of female employees is not considered good management. Ever.
PetSmart manager lands company in the doghouse
A clueless Pottstown, PA PetSmart manager, and obvious non subscriber to the Really Bad Boss feed, cost PetSmart $125,000 after the company settled a sexual harassment retaliation lawsuit filed by the EEOC. The unnamed manager subjected female employees to unwelcomed harassment, including repeatedly rubbing his genitals in their presence. He then retaliated against one employee after she complained about the harassment. There are some things managers do and/or say that could arguably be misinterpreted by employees. Self genital massage – not so much.
Now PetSmart has to write a fat check, do some retraining, and refrain from hiring genitalia massaging managers. Good luck with that.
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