Can a Boss or Co-Worker be Reported for Something that Happens Outside of the Workplace?

Say a company’s boss takes one of his employees out to a bar after work and he makes her uncomfortable by making unwanted advances.  Can she report him to HR even though what happened occurred outside of work?

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  • Rick B
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    1 month ago
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    You can report anything you want.  Whether or not anything will happen depends on the company and the situation.  If this was a business meal, then that is absolutely something to report.  If she went out on a "date" with the boss, then that is really on her.  I can't imagine going to a bar with my boss and expecting it to be business.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, of course.

  • 1 month ago

    You can report him by all means. But, be prepared to explain why you went to a bar with this guy in the first place.

  • 1 month ago

    They'll want to know if she knew it would just be the two of them and if so, why she accepted the invitation but sure, if she's prepared to give details they'll hear her out but the best way to deal with it is for her to let him know directly that she's not interested.  If it persists then she can go to HR and they might be more receptive.

    It seems you can't approach a woman anymore these days, prostitution will be booming in a decade from now (moreso).

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes.  But if the invitation to the social occasion is freely accepted it would make no difference unto itself.  

  • 1 month ago

    yes you can mention it to HR if you have an HR dept.

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