Sexual Harassment

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by safety 1st, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. safety 1st

    safety 1st New Member

    If sexual harassment is told to an OMS do they have to tell there higher up?
  2. VoiceOfReason

    VoiceOfReason Telling it like it is

    Anyone that knows about it and does nothing is going to get screwed when someone finally escalates the problem.
  3. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    When you say "sexual harassment is told" do you mean a dirty joke? I think of sexual harassment as when you feel "uncomfortable." Two different people could tell me the same joke and I might only feel "uncomfortable" with one of those people. It's a fine line.
  4. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    If someone has offended you, made you uncomfortable, etc., you should go to them first. Always settle a problem at the source first and if that doesn't work then you seek outside help. Such as a supervisor.
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    If someone reported to You that They were sexually harrassed, I think you have to report it to someone above you. If someone came to you in confidence and told you something that happened, maybe they wanted an opinion of what happened to them to see if you thought they were over-reacting. Maybe you need to ask them what they would like you to do. Make others aware of it, or just to give you a heads up.
    Actually I have never seen a man be sexually harassed.

    And I think most women( At ups) are above being bothered by it if it doesnt involve losing their job if they dont perform places other than work, if you know what I mean. And that is more threat than sexual.
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    An OMS is management, and if serious sexual harassment is taking place, than it should be reported to higher ups. The original poster didn't elaborate exactly what the problem was. We used to have a 32 year supervisor that tried to get a couple of our lady drivers to meet him at a motel room. One day he said something inappropriate to an attractive young OMS in the office in front of witnesses and he is "no longer with the company". A dirty joke or statement is one thing, serious harassment that makes an employee uncomfortable about coming to work is another.
  7. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    I definitely agree with big_arrow_up in trying to resolve the issue with the "offender" first. I would only involve someone else if it progressed. And then I might ask another driver to talk to the offender depending on the situation. Usually when I am "offended" by someone, I just avoid them for awhile.
  8. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    depends on what the person telling the OMS says. Does that person want action taken? If they do then you are required to pursue it.
  9. bigdog

    bigdog New Member

    If it is reported to an OMS they are obligated to reported it (whether it was told in confidence or not). You should not try to determine if it is serious or not (or if it is indeded sexual harassment - that is up to HR).

    You can be held accountable as well if it is discovered that you had knowledge and you did nothing (go back and read the anti harassment policy that all employees signed as part of their employment)
  10. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    Pretty strange how all of these wierd questions with the typical answers that a 4 year old can answer are asked by new users with no posts.
  11. safety 1st

    safety 1st New Member

    toonertoo, Your last statement says it all.