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Response to TygrBright (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 11:11 PM

8. Absolutely!

Last edited Sun Sep 30, 2018, 12:32 AM - Edit history (1)

I was always under the assumption that if I didn't make any remark or unwanted advances that I would be ok. Here is the EEO on Sexual Harassment & Discrimination. I have bolded and underlined where I screwed up. I think the only thing that saved me is that the guy in question was a higher rank than me.... I certainly opened my eyes wider.

AFTER EDIT: Yes, I apologized to her and asked for her forgiveness, which she graciously gave. We remain friends to this day.

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dedication to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. Sustained mission
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Unlawful discrimination, including harassment, is incompatible with our Service values.
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