Recently I was accused of sexual harassment. My employer brought me in and stated that because I sent a text message 2 months ago, even though we haven't spoken since then, to this girl I was dating 4 or 5 months prior, which at the time she felt comfortable and welcomed behavior of the sexual sort, now finds it unacceptable.
My text message, which I now terribly regret, took place in a conversation between a customer and I, when the girl walked passed us both, and the customer checked her out and asked me if I would like to "hit that", or have sex with her. I, of course said yes, and thinking that it was a compliment to her, I would send that to her. 2 months later she files a complaint about that text. Also, keep in mind, that we have not spoken after that 2 month period as she works on the floor and I work in the stockroom where I would rarely if ever see her. When we were dating, she had a boyfriend, and later on into the relationship, which was about 3 or 4 weeks, I confronted her about it, which she did not like, and since then she has been hostile, with a few exceptions.
There is more incidents that have occured between the time we were dating and the time I sent the text, that would suggest her character and motives. I will be happy to list if it will help my case. To me, it seems that she is looking for revenge after me confronting her about her suggestive behavior that not only took place in our workplace, but her second job at which I was present.
Am I being falsely accused, if not, is there some kind of claus that deals with 2 month delay of filing the complaint? I know she has malevolent intentions as if it really had been an issue of sexual harassment, she would have filed it the day i sent the text, but instead waited 2 months. Is there a way to protect myself from a situation like this?