Boss Called My Wife a Bad Name Behind her Back, But No Action Taken. What Now?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a rude and obscene comment
made by a manager, behind an employee’s back. 

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Question:
My wife took a problem to her manager, in front of other co-workers. They took care of the issue. After my wife walked out the door, her manager called her a “fucking bitch” in front of three other co-workers. She found out through other co-workers that it happened. It was brought to the attention of HR, but nothing has happened since then! There was to be a meeting, but it hasn’t happened yet, and it was reported three weeks ago.   What can we do about this?

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Physican Profanity

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about profanity:

Is it misconduct if a physician uses profanity (FUCK) over and over in my office visit?

Signed, Not Patient with Doctor

Dear Not Patient with Doctor:

The F word is offensive to you and probably to some others. The Federal Communication Commission has ruled it out for public television and networks. The American Medical Association and state licensing and disciplinary authorities have established policies against sexual contact between physicians and their patients. However, a word meaning sexual intercourse is not sexual contact. In semantic terms: the word is not the thing. Your question implies you disapprove of your doctor’s frequent use of the word fuck and you would like to have him reprimanded for that. Is that possible?

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