A Man and His Wife Worked Together and Often Flirted, But When The New Intern Saw Them, She Reported Them to HR

A man had met his wife, Jamila, at his workplace six years ago, and they had worked together ever since. They had always maintained a professional working relationship and their co-workers were all aware of their situation. However, this only lasted for so long, because upon the hire of a new intern, their workplace relationship seriously backfired.

The Introduction of Olivia

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The couple’s workplace tensions began when a new intern arrived, named Olivia. Olivia had started working in the man’s department, and it was his job to mentor her. They also spent their lunch breaks together and would leave work around the same time. 

Lunchtime Affection

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During lunch visits, the man and Jamila were off the clock, so they engaged in light public displays of affection. “It’s obviously nothing inappropriate”, the man defended. “She’ll hold my hand, take a bite of my lunch, squeeze my muscles, the usual flirty stuff.”

The Unforeseen Accusation

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One fateful Friday, Jamila returned home in tears with a bizarre announcement – she had been reported to HR for physical harassment against the man. Thankfully, HR quickly recognized their marital status, and the case was promptly dismissed. 

The Unknown Accuser

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The couple were confused. Neither of them was aware of the identity of the accuser. To add to their confusion, everyone they worked with was aware of their status as a couple, so the options of who could have reported Jamila were limited. That was when they realized – it had to have been Olivia. 

Olivia’s Perspective

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Sure enough, Olivia approached the man the following Monday, questioning the man about Jamila’s ‘inappropriate actions’. “She told me she reported Jamila for grabbing my muscles in the parking garage”, the man explained. “To be fair, Jamila did grab my muscles, but it was obviously consensual and we were off the clock.” 

Olivia’s Defense

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The man explained to Olivia about his relationship status with Jamila, but she didn’t change her perspective. She maintained that such advances, even if consensual, were inappropriate in a workplace setting. 

Changing Dynamics

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In response to Olivia’s insistence on the matter, the man decided to distance himself from her during non-work-related interactions. While he still collaborated with her on tasks and exchanged greetings, he made it clear that he would be spending his breaks with Jamila or other co-workers from now on. 

Olivia’s Reaction

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Unfortunately, Olivia was affected emotionally by the man’s change in behavior. She became withdrawn and visibly sad at work, seemingly missing the man and becoming frustrated that her report was not taken seriously.

Mixed Opinions From Co-Workers

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Whilst other co-workers recognized that Olivia’s accusations had been confused, they maintained that she had acted with good intentions. They encouraged the man to be kinder to her and stop avoiding her because she was clearly feeling isolated and distressed by the situation.

A Moral Dilemma

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Whilst the man did feel sorry for Olivia, he still believed it was best to avoid her. He was concerned that if he continued spending time with her, she would get the wrong idea again and get him or Jamila into unnecessary trouble. 

An Online Jury

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The man headed online with his conundrum, asking his favorite internet forum what they thought of his reaction to Olivia’s HR report against his wife. For the most part, readers were quick to defend the man and his wife. “She’s literally your wife”, one reader reminded him. “Everyone in the office knows this. Olivia is being the weird one by sticking to you like glue.”

Olivia Has a Crush

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Many commenters pointed out the obvious – Olivia had a crush on the man. “It was understandable that she reported the incident”, started one reader. “She should have spoken with you first, but oh well, it happened. However, after you explained yourself, it should have been settled. Nope, Olivia didn’t like it, and I think it’s because she has a crush on you.”

No PDA at Work

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However, not everyone defended the man and Jamila. “C’mon man, keep PDA outside of work”, criticized one commenter. “Even if you work with your wife, work and relationships are separate things and need to be treated as such. These things make others uncomfortable – be more considerate.”

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