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My wife reported a co-worker who was leaving her work

My wife reported a co-worker who was leaving her work station through out the day but was still charging her time while she was gone. As this continued, she noticed that the co-worker and another person in the office, how worked for another sub-contractor had become close friend and the both of them where leaving the office together for periods of time upto 30-45 minutes at a time.My wife was friends with both of these ladies but felt she needed to bring this activity to the attention of her supervisor, which she did.He asked her to keep track of this and let him know if it continued which it did and reported.The other young lady who works in the office actually works for the sub-contractor that I presently work for and am currently under suspension and investigation for sexual harassment.When my wife brought to my attention that the two ladies were leaving during working hours, I forwarded to my direct supervisor the finding my wife had made concerning the lady who worked for my company.Ironically, the lady who worked in the office with my wife that was employed with my company, her dad worked for the same company and he was one of my direct reports.He was just recently terminated from the company for amount other things falsification of time as well as company policy violate, which is as my understanding what sealed his fate.Some months prior to this, before the young lady who currently works for my company was hired, the lady who worked directly with my wife had become good friends and acquaintances with my wife.Being that my wife and I work for the same oil company under different sub-contractors I often stopped in the control room where she and the young lady worked and I would visit before heading out in the field. During this time I became acquainted with the young lady and felt as though we had become friends just as my wife. As many in that office, I would flirt and complement her on her appearance in the presence of my wife, to which she would always laugh and roll her eyes.At this point it is important to state that my wife and I have an op n relation of sorts, that is to say that we have had sexual encounters with other men and couples but never just a female.After having know this young lady for some time, my wife and I was curious if she would be interested in a threesome. My wife did send her a text message after working hour to which she responded that, while she was flattered and that she had been asked on several occasions, that wasn't really her thing and that she was involved with someone at the time. She did tell my wife the name of another mutual friend in the same office that she thought would be interested. With that response, the wife and I never pursued that activity any further.We did remain friends and I did still stop by the control room regularly. Because the young lady lived 1 1/2 hours away from the office and she did have a young child my wife and I invited her to come stay with us Friday evening and she could save the drive and the day care expense. Which she did and my daughter baby set Friday and Saturday for her.Where this takes a turn is at the beginning of my question where my wife brought to the attention of her supervisor the girls leaving the office.While we did ask the young lady if she was interested in a threesome, that was several months prior to the girls starting to leave the office and was never pursued and nothing more was ever discussed.Now that my wife has documented and brought those finding to her supervisor and the supervisor addressed them with the young lady and the young ladies new best friends dad was terminated she claims that she is uncomfortable and brought up the text message... Months after the fact.My wife was placed on suspension this past Friday and has now been told that they are going to terminate her employment, so she has asked to resign in leu.This Monday morning I was informed that I am not allowed con the clients property and I am under investigation and on suspension because the young lady said that she is all of the sudden uncomfortable around me.Interestingly enough, she wasn't uncomfortable when she brought her young daughter over for two days and the both of them spent the night at our home. And her reply to the text never said she was uncomfortable, but rather that she was flattered.The company that my wife worked for, her direct supervisor there at Wood Group is a long time, close personal friend with the young lady she documented leaving her work center to the supervisor of the client, Hess Corporation.I believe that my wife was retaliated against and now because of the friendship of the two young ladies and the termination of the other ladies dad I am being retaliated against as well.Can you give me any advise or refer me to someone who maybe be able to help in this situation. I know it's twisted but sexual harassment I think is a stretch when all that has happened here is my wife blew the whistle on two ladies leaving work during working hours and charging time for when they were gone.

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