Female Employee Reports Boss for Inappropriate Nickname

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A female employee reports her boss for giving her a nickname that made her feel uncomfortable. She went to HR to file a complaint, but they dismissed her. Now, her colleagues think she's overreacting.

What do you think? Read the full story here.

Female employee reports boss for inappropriate behavior at the office

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Maintaining professionalism after reporting inappropriate behavior 👍

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Male colleague addresses female coworker with inappropriate nickname as "Jessica Rabbit"

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Boss gives female employee inappropriate nickname, faces consequences 🤔

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Redhead employee stands up against sexualized nickname 🚫🐰

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Female employee stands up against inappropriate behavior from boss 😡

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Standing up against inappropriate behavior in the workplace 💪

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Navigating backlash after reporting inappropriate behavior. 😞

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Employee stands up to boss, willing to quit for respect ✊

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Female employee reports boss for inappropriate nickname 🚫👨‍💼

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Female employee receives sexist DMs after reporting inappropriate nickname 💬

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Employee seeks legal action after HR fails to address harassment 👩‍💼⚖️

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Inappropriate nickname at work addressed with coworker's apology 🙅‍♀️

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Female employee given inappropriate nickname 'Amber Heard.' Outrageous workplace behavior.

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Female employee stands up against inappropriate nickname 🙅‍♀️

A female employee recently reported her boss for calling her "Jessica Rabbit" and making inappropriate comments toward her. Despite going to HR, the employee was told that her boss's behavior was just something she needed to accept. The employee's coworkers also criticized her for being too dramatic and not being able to take a compliment.

However, the employee stood her ground and hired a lawyer to help with the situation. One coworker even apologized and offered to help if there is a lawsuit. This situation sheds light on the importance of creating a safe and respectful work environment for all employees.

In the next section, let's take a look at some of the reactions to this story and what others have to say about it.

NTA for reporting sexual harassment by boss and retaliation by colleagues.

0eozoe0 | 0eozoe0

Support for victim who reported inappropriate nickname despite victim blaming.

MySuperLove | MySuperLove

Inappropriate nickname dismissed as a compliment, unacceptable behavior.

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Commenter finds humor in boss's appearance, but supports employee's actions.

wordsmythy | wordsmythy

Seek legal advice and notify HR of potential lawsuit. NTA.

lotus_eater123 | lotus_eater123

Document all interactions of harassment and seek legal advice.

rhomboidus | rhomboidus

Commenter sympathizes with the female employee's situation and suggests finding a new job. 😔

ShakeyBacon | ShakeyBacon

Clever response to inappropriate nickname accusation 🙌

MMorrighan | MMorrighan

Reported boss for inappropriate nickname, NTA. Document everything 📝

Alarming-City8035 | Alarming-City8035

Reported boss's inappropriate nickname, NTA. Small company, tough situation.

hyoi2 | hyoi2

HR's response is disappointing 😔

Jonny-Pasadena | Jonny-Pasadena

Document everything and consult a lawyer if you want to go the legal route 🔍

ibarguengoytiamiguel | ibarguengoytiamiguel

Document, document, document. Get a lawyer. Harassment is not compliment.

BradWTodd | BradWTodd

Sexualizing a colleague is not a compliment. NTA 👏

Mindless_Sell_9283 | Mindless_Sell_9283

Support for reporting inappropriate behavior 👍👍

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Take action against inappropriate bosses with a labor lawyer's help 👩💼

Majesticogopogo | Majesticogopogo

Stand up against workplace harassment! 💪

0biterdicta | 0biterdicta

Reported sexual harassment, facing retaliation. 💪 Keep fighting.

LikeTheFont | LikeTheFont

👍 Not the a**hole for reporting sexual harassment 👀

johnny_evil | johnny_evil

Boss's inappropriate nickname creates hostile work environment. NTA.

BionicGimpster | BionicGimpster

Standing up to workplace harassment. 👏🏼

Visualhighs_ | Visualhighs_

Thumb boss nickname gets laugh despite inappropriate workplace behavior 😂

A_Very_Shouty_Man | A_Very_Shouty_Man

Don't reduce someone's worth to their appearance. NTA 👏🏼

FKAlag | FKAlag

Employee turns the tables on boss with inappropriate nickname 🙌

Jay-Em-Bee | Jay-Em-Bee

Standing up to inappropriate behavior. You go, OP! 🙌

Jiang_Rui | Jiang_Rui

Boss crosses the line with inappropriate nickname. Not the a**hole.

lyan-cat | lyan-cat

Sexual harassment is NOT okay in any work environment ✨

Desperate_Waltz5657 | Desperate_Waltz5657

Stand up against workplace harassment! You have legal rights ✊

ScottsdaleBlondie | ScottsdaleBlondie

Inappropriate nickname? Not the a**hole for reporting boss.

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Consider legal action 💼👨‍⚖️

MariaInconnu | MariaInconnu

Stand up against harassment! Seek legal help if necessary. ✊

abackupforthebackup | abackupforthebackup

🚫 Inappropriate nickname leads to justifiable report

Quiet-Fan1926 | Quiet-Fan1926

Standing up against sexual harassment is always the right move 💪

Desperate-Lobster-59 | Desperate-Lobster-59

Sassy suggestion shuts down inappropriate nickname 👍🏼

AlwaysShip | AlwaysShip

Inappropriate nickname at work leads to sexual harassment accusation

PoisonedCakeSlice | PoisonedCakeSlice

Stand up for yourself! You're not the a**hole here 💪

Summerbals | Summerbals

Inappropriate nickname leads to sexual harassment debate. 🤪

Own-Drama5422 | Own-Drama5422

Commenter calls out boss's gaslighting, earns NTA judgment 👏

Cattyattacky | Cattyattacky

Inappropriate nickname? No boundaries. Time to find new workplace.

Potential-Lavishness | Potential-Lavishness

HR rep's comment adds insult to injury. Time to job hunt 😩

Fox8Fox | Fox8Fox

Inappropriate nickname leads to uncomfortable workplace - 🚫👩‍💼💬

Key_Contribution3977 | Key_Contribution3977

Toxic work environment with inappropriate nickname. Seek legal advice.

CatAnne119 | CatAnne119

Reporting harassment is important, but coworkers spreading misinformation is wrong 😒

Right-Mark5041 | Right-Mark5041

Standing up against sexual harassment 👊

Ranos131 | Ranos131

Confronting inappropriate behavior at work and church. Not the a**hole.

sempercardinal57 | sempercardinal57

Seek legal advice and keep quiet about the issue 🙌

morganoyler | morganoyler

Stand your ground and add a touch of humor 😎

Caddan | Caddan

Protect yourself, not the company. Get a lawyer. 🙌

Gur_Weak | Gur_Weak

Standing up to workplace harassment is never easy. NTA 👊

Ippus_21 | Ippus_21

Supportive comment applauds calling out inappropriate behavior 👏

go_away_you_goblin | go_away_you_goblin

Stand up against sexual harassment at work! 👊

River_Song47 | River_Song47

Standing up to workplace harassment is the bare minimum. NTA ✊

CringeOlympics | CringeOlympics

Standing up to sexual harassment in the workplace 💪

raindragon92 | raindragon92

Standing up to workplace harassment is a NTA move 👏💪

Limerase | Limerase

Calling out sexual harassment at work 💪

Background-Place-795 | Background-Place-795

Standing up against sexual harassment. 👊

emjareo | emjareo

Supportive comment encourages legal action with money bag emoji

clairekingthequeen | clairekingthequeen

Employee stands up against inappropriate behavior 👏

ctortan | ctortan

Standing up against harassment is never the wrong choice 👏

a-_rose | a-_rose

Fight against workplace discrimination and sexual harassment! 💪

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Reported boss for inappropriate nickname, protected by fair employment practices law.

TinyInconsiderable | TinyInconsiderable