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Uncomfortable Compliments

A female employee's male supervisor comments her on an outfit she is wearing, complimenting her on how flattering it is to her figure. She is uncomfortable about the compliment. Do the employer's comments constitute harassment? How should she respond?

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Yes. This type of comment can be sexual harassment and falls under the hostile work environment category. Even though, it may not have been intended to be harassment, it could still end up in court ...

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100+ word response looks at if its appropriate for a supervisor to comment on an employee's figure. Reference included.