His Flirty Colleague Accused Him of Harassing Her at Work When He Did Nothing of the Sort. So, He Gathered Evidence, Presented It to HR, and Got Her Fired

This user had expected that his flirty colleague would do him dirty. So, when she did, she made sure she learned her lesson!

A Professional Relationship Through and Through

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OP (Original Poster) is a 34-year-old who worked in the semiconductor industry. Then, recently, a 22-year-old female employee was moved to his area, and he was assigned to train her.

Her Reputation Precedes Her

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Unfortunately, the woman was not a good colleague. OP noted that it was a “well-known fact” in the office that the woman was “flirty” and “inappropriate” and has also gotten several men fired and reported.

He wrote, “Her file must be thick!”

Following Through With Actions

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However, the problem was that the woman’s reputation wasn’t only a rumor.

OP shared, “As soon as she was moved to my area, I could see that she was shy with me and a little flirty.”

Working Her Charm—or Not?

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OP’s colleague became more and more flirtatious, handsy, and the “touchy, feely type.” She would tell OP how “cute” she thought he was.

He would “play back” with her, but OP noted that it was “never” in an appropriate manner. OP explained, “She added me on social media, and we exchanged info as she had expressed interest in hanging out.”

Change of Mood

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One weekend, OP went to the park, and he’s guessing his colleague saw it on his social media. When he returned to work the following week, she suddenly acted “very odd and angry.”

OP’s colleague’s reason for acting this way rendered him speechless. It turns out she was upset that OP never called her.

Acting Crazy

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OP couldn’t believe what was happening, considering they never made official plans. To him, his colleague was being “very immature” and “overall just crazy.”

Left on Read

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A few weeks after that, OP’s colleague’s flirty behavior persisted. But everything changed after OP missed a few days of work due to a nasty stomach bug.

After a couple of days of being stuck in bed, he had enough energy to check his phone and saw that he had a lot of notifications. A handful of them were from his female colleague, who was “so angry” after OP left her on read; she even tried to get a hold of OP multiple times but to no avail.

A Switch in Demeanor

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When OP returned to work, gone was his usual flirtatious colleague. She was angry and harsh toward OP, but he just ignored everything.

You’re Out, Buddy!

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Unexpectedly, shortly after, his manager came up to him, told him to get his things, and move to his new department. Though he figured it had something to do with his colleague, he didn’t want to assume, so he asked his manager first.

OP wrote, “Turns out she told them that I had asked her out repeatedly, and she has turned me down every time; that I’ve been mean to her ever since she turned me down, and that I refuse to help her with work. All very untrue.”

HR’s Summons

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The issue was eventually escalated to HR, and he got a call explaining that there was an open investigation on OP for what the girl had said about him. OP denied all accusations against him and told them he had no problem sending them screenshots to prove everything was a lie.

Making His Case

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So, OP did precisely that. He sent them all the messages of the woman calling him “honey,” telling him he was cute, asking him to hang out with her, and more.

He added, “The last message I sent to HR was a message from the girl apologizing for slapping me in the face at work twice.”

Trying to Come Off as a Flirt

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OP noted that the woman apologized to him through text in an “immature, flirting type” of way. He was pretty mad, so he never said anything.

However, he made sure he kept the texts as evidence.

It’s the Perfect Payback

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OP figured that after the woman made up lies to get him fired because he left her on read, HR would love to see a message from a girl “admitting to assaulting someone at work unprovoked.”

He wrote, “Needless to say, a couple weeks after the investigation began, she was fired, and all was right in my world again.”

Redditors’ Thoughts and Suggestions

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Redditors were concerned about the woman’s mental health. With the way she acted, it might not be far-fetched to say that something was wrong.

One wrote, “She sounds like a real sociopath.”

Another agreed, saying, “Borderline personality disorder. They love you until they feel slighted. Then, they attempt to destroy you. Ask me how I know.”

That Was Crazy!

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People also couldn’t believe that the woman actually got physically violent with OP. They hoped that she learned her lesson and OP was properly compensated.

“She f****** slapped you? I sure hope the company apologized to you. Intended to be flirtatious but also assault and battery—plus about six or seven other laws. She’s lucky you didn’t file a police report,” remarked one user.

Do you think the woman learned her lesson? What would you do if you were in OP’s shoes?

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