There are many ways an individual can feel threatened in the workplace. When it comes to sexual harassment, a man or a woman may allege a superior or other employee has behaved inappropriately. These cases can become extremely complicated, especially when it comes to clearing a business of any wrongdoing. As one recent lawsuit illustrates, harassment cases are rarely cut-and-dry.
A female Galveston County Constable allegedly repeatedly harassed her deputy constable, a 51-year-old man, over the course of six months. The man resigned his post in 2011 after a district attorney launched an investigation against him, claiming that he was trying to gain evidence of sexual harassment. The former deputy constable was not found to have done anything wrong, and in 2012, he filed a suit against the county for his former boss’ alleged actions.