Source: Maureen Minehan, Employment Alert, Vol. 35 No. 14, July 11, 2018
An employee complains a manager is making sexual overtures to her. When you ask her what he has said, she tells you it’s not what he’s said, it’s what he’s sent. She pulls out her phone and shows you an email exchange in which he included an emoji with a winking eye. While many people use that particular emoji as an indicator of humor, she has interpreted it as flirtatious and now you have a problem…..