Updated Jun 18, 2012 - 11:52 am
BTW, textual harassment spells trouble
PHOENIX -- It should come as no surprise in this smartphone and social-media age that more and more employees are falling victim to ‘textual' harrassment.
This form of workplace behavior doesn't involve touching or grabbing but emails, texts, even posts on Facebook and Twitter. Valley attorney Chris Mason said he's seeing more and more of these cases.
"People seem to think what they put in writing is OK and they tend to get more liberal or aggressive sometimes in writing than if they actually confront the person."
And high-profile athletes and political figures have recently been busted sending questionable photos of themselves to others. And you would think they'd know better.
"All I can think is maybe their libidos have taken over, taken control and the old saying they're thinking with certain parts of the body."
Mason said textual harassment has companies facing serious liabilities and paying settlements to be rid of the damaging cases.
Jim Cross, Reporter