What is the name of your state? Texas
Ok, firstly thanks in advance for anyone who replies.
The situation is as follows. I am a supervisor (lower level management), I made two offhand comments to an employee who happened to be gay. The comments insinuated he was romantically involved with a straight co-worker. The homosexual coworker has developed a relationship with me (not that way) and has established a pattern of behaviour, that these types of comments and or humor are acceptable between the two of us. Apparently however the straight male whom I implicated, has a problem and feels sexually harrased by my statements. The offended party was not in the room at the time of my comments. The offended party has since addressed the issue with me with his concerns, and i apologized for my behaviour and explained it would not happen again. Does this constitute sexual harrasment ?