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Teen Reports Her Boss For Sexual Harassment, Gets Panic Attack After Seeing Boss’s Response
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Teen Reports Her Boss For Sexual Harassment, Gets Panic Attack After Seeing Boss’s Response

In the wake of Harvey Weinstein’s recent sex scandal, the debate on sexual assault and harassment has reached an all-time boiling point. With so much adversity being directed toward victims, it’s not hard to see why some choose to keep their ordeal inside. One 18-year-old former Chili’s employee decided to raise her voice about a manager that sexually harassed her over a period of 2 years, and the reaction she was met with proves exactly why so many suffer in silence.

Emily Houser was just 16 when she started working at a Chili’s restaurant in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. She claims that her manager, Josh Davidson, took an immediate interest in her, and began showing up at her home and school with unwanted gifts on a frequent basis. When all of his advances were rejected, he began treating Emily with contempt at work, and apparently moved on to another young girl. That was the final straw for Emily, who then reported Davidson’s actions to the Chili’s corporate headquarters – and got him transfered to a different location.

Her former coworkers weren’t too happy with how it all went down, and decided to post a particularly cruel joke on Instagram after Emily herself resigned from the restaurant. Though it left her with a bruised soul, a Chili’s spokesperson has since told Buzzfeed News that Davidson has now been fired altogether. A bittersweet ending to a saddening story. Read more below, and tell us what you think in the comments.

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This is Emily Houser, an 18-year-old who bravely reported her former Chili’s manager for harassing her

Image credits: Emily Houser

After the manager was transferred away as a result, she turned on Instagram to find this

They had sided with the popular Josh Davidson, who Emily says stalked and propositioned her over a 2-year period

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Though she had then left Chili’s, she reported the ‘party’ to corporate headquarters, leading to Davidson’s firing

Image credits: Emily Houser

People are saying that this is exactly why so many victims of assault and harassment choose to stay silent

Others, however, sense more to the story

Did this girl handle her situation right? Tell us your thoughts below

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The boss in my opinion is at fault: 1. He's the one who was spreading the sensitive information, he was also an adult when the alleged harassment began (she was only 16), and his conduct during the 2 years, in exploiting the situation, and allowing a celebration geared towards hate, is not only unprofessional, but also disturbing. This to me sounds like one of those cases where "oh she dresses or acts a certain way, so she was asking for it." When in reality, "no" means NO! No clue what the manager's age was, but he sounds like he's emotionally insecure, and gets off on asserting his power. Dangerous recipe. Glad he was fired.

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People like slm do not help these discussions with their heated responses. In what world do you communicate with people on a sensitive subject by attacking them. Whether you agree with them or not. They have done nothing to warrant name calling. Calm down and do something constructive like explaining the fault in their thinking. Or help them understand a point of view. BoredPanda to me is a unique community. If we don't show respect to those who are not actively trying to troll or be hateful. Then we end up being just like the general internet crowd. I like BoredPanda because we discuss. Please help, don't hate.

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Yasmin Piontek
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No matter whose side you're on, those "coworkers" are disgusting -_-

Patrick Pelletier
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You can't just beleive whatever you see on the internet. Is any of this true ? Also people posting their issues on social media kind of gives me the creeps. If you have a problem there are ways and ressources to deal with it , facebook and instagram aint one of them .

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Adriana E. Henricy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

SHE WAS A MINOR. people are shit, really.

Amanda Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My point exactly! Not sure what is unclear about that, nor am I surprised guys are the ones stuck in the grey area, looking for some kind of justification.

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The boss in my opinion is at fault: 1. He's the one who was spreading the sensitive information, he was also an adult when the alleged harassment began (she was only 16), and his conduct during the 2 years, in exploiting the situation, and allowing a celebration geared towards hate, is not only unprofessional, but also disturbing. This to me sounds like one of those cases where "oh she dresses or acts a certain way, so she was asking for it." When in reality, "no" means NO! No clue what the manager's age was, but he sounds like he's emotionally insecure, and gets off on asserting his power. Dangerous recipe. Glad he was fired.

Echo
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5 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

People like slm do not help these discussions with their heated responses. In what world do you communicate with people on a sensitive subject by attacking them. Whether you agree with them or not. They have done nothing to warrant name calling. Calm down and do something constructive like explaining the fault in their thinking. Or help them understand a point of view. BoredPanda to me is a unique community. If we don't show respect to those who are not actively trying to troll or be hateful. Then we end up being just like the general internet crowd. I like BoredPanda because we discuss. Please help, don't hate.

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Yasmin Piontek
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No matter whose side you're on, those "coworkers" are disgusting -_-

Patrick Pelletier
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5 years ago

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You can't just beleive whatever you see on the internet. Is any of this true ? Also people posting their issues on social media kind of gives me the creeps. If you have a problem there are ways and ressources to deal with it , facebook and instagram aint one of them .

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Adriana E. Henricy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

SHE WAS A MINOR. people are shit, really.

Amanda Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My point exactly! Not sure what is unclear about that, nor am I surprised guys are the ones stuck in the grey area, looking for some kind of justification.

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