Ask Amy: ‘Best of’ column concerns workplace harassment
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I’ll be back next week. Today’s “Best of” topic from 10 years ago concerns workplace sexual harassment.
Dear Amy: I have been working off and on as a freelance consultant for a nonprofit organization.
I work from a home office and take occasional meetings with employees of the nonprofit. I also meet with clients.
Recently the organization hired a new director; I was working as a consultant on a project for the organization at the time.
Soon after his hiring, the new director asked to have lunch with me.
The new director and I went to a nearby restaurant to talk about possible future projects, etc.
At the end of the luncheon, as we were saying goodbye on the curb outside the restaurant, I reached my hand out to shake his.
Suddenly, he pulled me toward him and kissed me full on the lips.
I was so shocked that I said a weak goodbye and left him standing there.