The reason everyone laughs at this poster and says that no harassment occurred is probably because it’s just a troll. But if it isn’t a troll the reason no one takes it seriously is possibly because the troll can’t see how fucked up his behavior was. He says he was the girl’s supervisor, made rude body language, gave signals that he wanted a short term relationship (wanted to fuck her), and as a result she wants to sue for sexual harassment.
First, it’s not a good idea for supervisors to fuck their employees. Second, if the post is serious then I’ll bet he left out a few details, like all the times he openly stared at her breasts in the office, or commented on her butt to coworkers, the times he put his hand on her knees or her shoulders, the times he rubbed his crotch suggestively in front of her, the suggestive (or explicit) comments he made to her, the dirty jokes he told her or e-mailed her, the nasty comments he made about her or retaliatory measures he took when she rejected him, and that kind of stuff.
You don’t need to touch a person to sexually harass her/him. And if you think it’s worse in Taiwan then the US you’re a fool. Here in Taiwan half the employees at my former job had sexy girls in swimsuits for screen savers. Even that would be a definite factor in proving a hostile work environment in the US. E-mailing dirty jokes is another biggy. If I were an employer in the US I’d make damn sure those practices didn’t happen for fear of getting sued.
GOPbill, you’re only half right. You’re right that one can’t force a person to go to another country to respond to a civil suit. But if you violate someone’s legal rights in one country, they sue you there, and they properly serve you with legal process in some other country, you better fly back to country #1 and deal with the lawsuit. If you don’t, you will likely have a default judgment entered against you and that might be just as valid and enforceable in country #2 as any other Judgment. Of course it is a slow, expensive and difficult process to serve someone in another country, but it can be done.