I work at a hospital, and there's this middle aged female patient. She's been always throwing flirty comments at me, and I just laughed it off until today. She squeezed my buttocks, and told me that I have "very nice firm butts." It caught me off guard, and was very unsettling. I didn't tell my coworkers or adviser, and I'm afraid that they will tell me that accuse me of being too sensitive, and tell me to man up. Is it possible to report a hospitalized patient for sexual harassment or should I just let it go?
Most Helpful Girl
If you feel unsafe or like this could be a problem for you then yes report it. If the mental state of the patient of the patient is an issue though then I wouldn't expect it to go far. I've had my boobs grabbed by people not quite with it but never saw it as a potential threat to my safety. Do you feel unsafe? Demeaned? Do you feel like the patient does this to you to put you in your place or show dominance? Do you feel like this person will use these acts (even if from their end) against you? I feel like there are a lot of questions to ask yourself before reporting something but this is just my opinion. I worked in the medical field and unfortunately these things happen like I said I ask my self the above questions to discern if this will be an on going issue and what the intent is esp. in the case of patients. Goodluck!0
Most Helpful Guy
Before reporting her you must be able to demonstrate clearly that you've told her the behavior is unwelcome. Otherwise she'll just say you were asking for it.5