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Ask Amy: Co-worker worries working with accused harasser

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: I really like my job, my boss, and my immediate coworkers.

Recently though, I've been assigned to work on a project managed by “Bob” — a man who's been accused of sexual harassment multiple times.

The company recently lost a lawsuit because of his actions, and while the company policy is not to disclose punishments, presumably Bob faced some.

Bob has behaved professionally toward me, but knowing some of the accusers, seeing the texts he sent, and hearing their stories, I have no respect for him!

I'm having trouble maintaining my professionalism under his management.

My instinct is to disregard his instructions and throw him under the bus for every minor setback.


Obviously, that doesn't bode well for the project.

The fact that this man is still a manager horrifies me, regardless of any punishment he may have received.

I've considered quitting in protest, but I'd be replaced within hours — if the company even noticed I was gone.

I also genuinely believe that my work is making a positive difference.


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