Fired for misconduct or sexual harassment.
by not a lesbian
I was fired because when joking around in the office I said I had a thought of asking the lesbian if she would come over and eat me. It was a joke. We were all kidding around. I had a different girl grab my boob. Sexual conversations were the norm with staff, but my comment was viewed as misconduct.
All I can say about that, is it sounds like somebody must of not of though you were as funny as you thought you were at the time. Or maybe someone just overheard your remark one day .. since sexual conversations were the norm, and finally felt like they had had enough of being sexually harassed while on lunch break by you and others, even if indirectly, to finally assert themselves and try to put an end to it.
Just because a workplace culture if full of wrong minded norms we grow to accept, doesn't mean someone won't find the courage to speak up .. and out in an effort to stop the need to take crap .. from being the norm.
Tell me, do you think you might of crossed a line of any sort here .. once, or more than once?
And what do you mean to do by letting me/us know a different girl grabbed your boob? How is that relevant to the cause of your termination? Did you make a formal complaint about that happening to HR, or something .. before being terminated?
It always amazes me when two clearly wrongheaded examples are seen as a viable argument to drive the point home about why they should be found not guilty of work misconduct, when all it really does, is underscore the avoidance of admitting their guilt of something also considered as being work related misconduct.