Well, spank me rosy!

I happened up on this news blurb:

A saleswoman who was spanked in front of her co-workers as part of what her employer said was a camaraderie-building exercise sat quietly in a courtroom Wednesday as lawyers gave closing arguments at her civil trial.

So…. if I understand the situation even a little bit, the plaintiff in the case was paddled on the bottom during a ‘team-building activities and general good-time fun day’ at work (during which various other forms of humiliation occurred), but she’s manipulating the system by crying sexual harassment? I don’t buy it.

Even if it wasn’t sexual harassment because it happened to everyone else, too, that is just wrong and the company should be held liable.


  1. Jennifer Kesler says

    Um… I don’t get it, either. The article doesn’t exactly go in-depth, does it? It tells us the jury heard she’d sued someone else for sexual harrassment, but doesn’t tell us what led them to believe she was crying wolf. I know some people do play the system. But in sales, the probability of someone experiencing harrassment twice is not that low, IMO.

  2. scarlett says

    Yep, because women cry sexual harrassment to get ahead and fr financial gain. Never mind that the financial gain is usually negligable (in AUstralia we don’t have punitive damages) as as far as getting ahead geos, well, being ‘the woman who cries sexual harrasment’ is hardly good PR. Conclusion? Most people who would bother going through such a trying experience are TELLING THE TRUTH!
    It doesn’t matter that it happened to other people, or even that they took it in good fun. It matters that SHE was offended. ‘Someone else liked it’ is not an excuse for harrassing everyone.

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