As the famous intro of every World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) match goes, “Let’s get ready to rumble!”
Apparently, a female employee from the WWE’s sales department took the famous phrase to heart when she got busted for engaging in a sexual act at the office after filing a sexual harassment claim against the company’s general counsel.
Allegedly, Jared Bartie, WWE’s executive VP and general counsel overseeing legal and business affairs made unwanted advances on the female employee during an after-party for Wrestlemania 26 last March 2010.
Bartie, who was reportedly drunk at the time of the incident, was suspended for the charges. However, because the sexual harassment claim became more public, he was later on dismissed although the parting was described as amicable.
The unnamed female employee who accused Bartie was fired shortly after when she herself was caught at work, engaged in a sex act with a male subordinate during office hours.
The office is certainly no place for debauchery however, there are many companies and work places whose employees, supervisors and employers go against office rules and ethics because they follow their desires and impulses to the detriment of others.
Sexual harassment is one of the most common employment law violations and anyone, whether male or female can be a victim.