Dear Evil Skippy:
I came back from vacation and my boss said it looked as though I put on a few pounds. Is that harassment?
No, it’s just observant.
— Evil Skippy
P.S. If this is the only thing your boss has done that makes you feel peeved, you need a longer vacation since you are so sensitive and cranky. Then again, it might just be because your clothes are a little tight.
One unwelcome comment does not support a harassment claim unless that comment is what we call in legal circles “a doozy”. This comment does not meet the test.
Look on the bright side. If you did gain a few pounds and don’t want to keep them, you can do something about it. I’m not sure if there is much your boss can do to raise her or his IQ. You win in the long run.
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