Bullying not actionable if not based on employee's gender
Harold Wasek sued his employer, Arrow Energy Services, Inc., claiming a civil rights violation arising out of bullying and harassment. Apparently another oil rig worker realized he could aggravate Wasek with prurient talk and pseud-sexual physical contact. Wasek felt the behavior originated with his acknowledgement that he was bisexual. In any event, the Court dismissed his Elliott-Larson Civil Rights Act claim because he couldn't prove that the sexual harassment was related to his gender.