I spoke to my supervisor about the unwanted contact this morning. She was appropriately horrified and disgusted I was nervous to let her know what happened to the point of almost working up to a panic attack. I have been fired in the past for complaining about sexual harassment. She told me to send him an email, blind copy her, and then if it happened again, he would be fired. Works for me!! My letter is below. I know it’s going to be awkward when I see or speak to him again, but I also know from experience that if I keep my mouth shut about unwanted contact that it will continue. I will no more stand for being touched when I don’t want it to happen.
“Creepy Guy’s Name:
I didn’t mention anything to you this morning when it happened because you caught me off guard, but I did not appreciate you putting your arm around me and leaning your head to touch mine. I do not like my personal space being invaded, and I would ask that it please not happen again. I don’t know you very well, and we are in a professional environment, making that kind of contact inappropriate. Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to continue interacting with you on a professional basis.”