“It might be unprofessional of me to notice you look nice today.”

Raise your hand if your HR-spidey senses went off last week after President Obama complimented the California attorney general on her appearance. (Let the record show that I would raise my hand but I am very tired today.)

Well, you weren’t the only one. Compliments in the workplace can weeble to the wobbly side of sexual harassment, as remarking on a coworker’s or employee’s appearance could be seen as inappropriate or make the recipient uncomfortable.

Click here to read “When Are Appearance Compliments Objectifying Insults?” to see how this type of seemingly innocent remark can affect the workplace.

And click here to see a duck being chased by a cat dressed as a shark riding a Roomba.


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