If they feel ‘offended,’ you’re fired

Professor claims he was canned on mystery harassment charge.

A college professor in Georgia is whirling in confusion right now, reprimanded and apparently threatened with termination without any specific charges, hearings or evidence of wrongdoing – only the school administration’s allegation that he “offended” someone.

The troubles for Professor Thomas Thibeault of East Georgia College seem to have begun during an Aug. 5 faculty sexual harassment training seminar, when he questioned the assertion – as he understood it – being presented by Mary Smith, the school’s vice president for legal affairs, that the feelings of the offended constituted proof of offensive behavior.

“What provision is there in the sexual harassment policy to protect the accused against complaints which are malicious or … ridiculous?” Thibeault asked.

According to Thibeault’s description of the events, Smith replied, “There is no provision in the policy. I must emphasize that if the person feels offended then the incident must be reported to the college authorities.”

“So there is no protection against a false accusation?” Thibeault pressed.

“No,” Smith is said to have responded.

“Then the policy itself is flawed,” commented Thibeault.

Two days later, a police chief was waiting to escort Thibeault off campus.    The professor, under the circumstances, believed he was fired.

This is why I have such a white-hot hatred of political correctness.    People can be canned or arraigned or whatever on trumped up charges with no recourse to justice – simply because someone is offended. It is also why so much of government and officialdom is in such dhimmitude to Islam – Islam is always offended about something or other. I’ve heard them referred  sometimes jokingly as the ‘The People of Permanent Petulance’.

Sorry, got sidetracked there. The point is though is, if there are no solid rules laid down, how the heck was he to know he did something wrong or not???

This is just so moronic as to be beyond belief, almost. I say almost, because as we all know, this is the kind of so-called ‘thinking’ the liberal left indulge in all the time.

I say again – MORONS!!   Gahhh!   This kind of stuff really gets my dander up.


2 thoughts on “If they feel ‘offended,’ you’re fired

  1. What I don’t understand is why more conservative candidates don’t pass draconian laws that govern cases like this. In the United States, we need something like this at the state level:

    “No university (as defined in section X) that receives state and/or federal funds shall pass any policy into effect which limits any right or privilege secured by the law (of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in our case) or the United States Code or the United States Constitution, except where expressly permitted by law and governed by the limits expressly determined by law. Violation of this provision shall constitute a class 1 misdemeanor for any university employee who participates in the establishment of or enforcement of any policy in situations where it shall be determined that the individuals were unaware of relevant statutes and precedents. In such cases where it shall be proved that a reasonable person would be aware of the relevant statutes, constitutional articles and/or precedents, the charge shall be elevated to a class six felony. It shall be a class three felony to terminate any employee for refusal to obey any order or enforce any policy which violates this statute.”

  2. A class six felony is just above a misdemeanor, but carries the following semi-permanent legal stigma:

    -Revocation of voting rights.
    -Revocation of the right to keep and bear arms.
    -Revocation of most state benefits.
    -Inability to hold a job that requires security privileges in the federal government, and likely any federal job for that matter.
    -Generally you are also obligated to inform employers you are a felon.

    A class three felony is, under Virginia law, anyway, a minimum of 5 years, maximum of 20 years in a state prison plus a fine of up to $100k.

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