- aWhat seems to be the problem?
- bYour secretary seems to think she is being harassed.
- aWhat? You've got to be kidding me!
- bI wish I were, but i am deadly serious. She said you invited her to dinner last week.
- aOf course I did. As recongnition for a job well done. Once a month I invite the most productive employee to dinner.
- bWell, there is no problem there. But she seemed to think that you were angry when she refused, and that your motives are personal and not professional.
- aI think she's misinterpreted my intentions. What happens now?
- bOur harassment policy requires that we have a meeting with the HR manager and Miss Brown. It's quite serious. You could be reprimanded, or even fired if we find evidence that you were pressuring.
- aI understand that. But I hope that we can get to the bottom of this and show Miss Brown that she misunderstood my reaction.
- bThat's the purpose of the meeting. Sometimes a mediated conversation will straighten things out, and a little discussion and apology can calm the waters.