British Man Sues Female Coworker for Sexual Harassment
Apparently one Brit didn't want to snog an overaggressive coworker -- and now he's suing. Meanwhile this spat across the pond is changing our views on sexual harassment.
When most people conjure up an image of sexual harrassment, usually they picture a female victim being objectified by a male aggressor. But statistics tell us that men are two-fifths of sexual harassment victims And British retail worker Konstantinos Kalomoiris says he numbers among them.
Kalomoiris alleges that Bianca Revrenna, his coworker at British department store John Lewis regularly sexually harassed him while on the job. According to Kalomoris, Revrenna repeatedly squeezed his butt.
"Every time she did it she would pause for a couple of seconds like she was savouring it. It was like she enjoyed it," said Kalomoiris.
When he complained to his supervisor Martin Nicholls, Nicholls allegedly told him, "I should be delighted that a colleague liked me enough to slap my bum," telling Kalomoris that if a woman slapped his bottom, he wouldn't be offended at all.
"I was told I was too sensitive," laments his underling. As for the aggressor, she swears she wasn't singling him out: The she-devil allegedly told Kalomoiris not to be concerned because she "did that to all the boys."
Echoing the experience of many women who are sexually harrassed on the job, rather than endure the harassment, Kalomoiris simply quit. Store manager Nicholls claims he would have handled the allegations the same way, had the victim been a woman.
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