From the Can You Believe It’s 2011 and Managers Still Act Like This? Department: A Utah woman is suing her employer for sexual harassment after he gave her a day-by-day schedule that included No-bra Thursday.
Trudy Nycole Anderson filed a formal complaint in federal district court alleging that Derek Wright, the owner of Lone Peak Controls and her direct supervisor, harassed her both physically and verbally.
And if Anderson’s allegations are borne out, Wright should have a bust in the Sexual Harasser’s Hall of Shame.
Anderson said Wright (this is a partial listing):
- made repeated remarks about her breasts, and asked her to show them to him
- touched her inappropriately, including two instances where he hit her on the buttocks
- told her what he liked sexually and asked her to describe what she liked, and
- told her he was installing a shower so they could shower together.
The kicker, however, could be the schedule he (allegedly) designed for her. Here it is:
- Monday: Mini-skirt Monday, no panties allowed
- Tuesday: Tube-top Tuesday
- Wednesday: Wet T-shirt Wednesday
- Thursday: No-bra Thursday, and
- Friday: Bikini top Friday.
Wright viewed pornography at the office, Anderson alleges. And, according to the complaint filed with the court, “After three or four months of working (at Lone Peak) Wright brought Ms. Anderson a document to sign. The document said that Ms. Anderson would agree to allow him to sexually harass her in any way he wanted to.
“Wright told Ms. Anderson to sign this under threat of losing her job.”
Oh, there’s more — Wright spraying around a concoction that was “meant to arouse women,” Wright trying to make Anderson drink alcohol “to loosen her up,” and on and on.
We need to point out that these are just allegations — Anderson has asked the court to grant a jury trial on the charges.
But if half of these claims are true, Wright has moved the needle on male managers’ stupidity to a new low.