Potential costs associated with sexual harassment would incur in both organizations and the individual employees. Next, we discuss six main current Human Resource (HR) challenges and implications. The challenges caused by sexual harassment in the workplace are that it can create an uncomfortable environment for employees, lawsuits that can result in costly amounts and ultimately give the company a bad reputation, lack of discretion during investigations of sexual harassment, the perception of what sexual harassment is, obtaining proof during an investigation, and different perceptions of sexual harassment due to cultural differences and diversity in a workplace. Furthermore, we provide five possible recommendations that can be implemented in organizational environments to reduce the risk factors involved with such harassment. These include a code of conduct/contracts to be read and signed by new employees, updating employee’s knowledge
As the record shows 14 out of 25 employees are female that are affected by unequal pay. If the issue at hand is not resolved immediately then this can have negative impact if the employees who are affected by the pay file a complaint with EEOC office. If the EEOC was to inquire into this matter they would find the company guilt of sex discrimination and would have to pay considerable back wages and not to mention legal actions which could result in huge settlement to the employees. I think by hiring a compensation consultant form outside like the university is a great way to get a third party to look at what the salary should be for these employees based job evaluation of the same cluster. Using the current, accurate and usable study done by HR director should help the consultant resolve the issue.
Recently, we have faced the issue regarding the memo claiming that the number of women stood up against workplace sexual harassment by a man of power in the retail and entertainment industry. Then, the Metoo movement was born, where people of all races, ages, background, regions, disability, working in different industries, stood up and voiced that they also have been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted.Unfortunately, these are not the first national headlines connected to workplace harassments in the past few years and major companies have found themselves on the front page for not taking stronger steps to prevent and address claims of harassment. According to the articles, Sandra Pezqueda had dishwasher and chef’s assistant at the
Media is how we change the view of the world and when women are constantly generalized and understated as such, not only are the women who are in the entertainment industry are affected, but so is the way the society looks at women is. Tokenism is the insincere effort of recruiting people from underrepresented groups to be perceived racially or sexually equal. Tokenism is seen mainly in the workspace and is an issue that women have to deal with ever since they started working in jobs that were male-dominated or jobs that were expected to be done by men not women. ‘’Denial of the relevance of gender to opportunity, aspiration, and achievement is commonplace in members of both classes. Nevertheless, gender-class membership is profoundly consequential in social life.
1.1 Identify causes of conflict at work (12) According to a study by Bell and Hart in 2000 and 2002, there are 8 causes of conflict. Conflicting resources, conflicting styles, expectations, goals, pressures and roles, different personal values, and unpredictable policies. Poor management can cause conflict in the workplace. If the team don’t know the boundaries and goals, or if they are unclear of what job they are supposed to be doing, they will start to clash. I think this was the case in my workplace, due to naivety and lack of confidence.
Helina Kainth ________________________________ _______________________ Sexism in the workplace ___________ Mr. Cowan HSP3M0-A Friday, December 17th, 2010 Sexism in the workplace Sexism is a state of mind that is acceptable in the workplace, which is surprising or ridiculous, since we’re in the 21st century. Sexism is becoming an attitude that is common in the workplace. Sexism is a type of discrimination based on gender, and can be seen in various situations. Gender differences can effect how people think and act towards each other. Believing sexism will go away without putting major changes in place, is not a reality.
Though there could be arguments that Nike’s actions improved the lives of its poorly treated workers because no matter the conditions, it provided jobs that otherwise would not have existed, this is hardly the case. However, since this scandal in an attempt to improve its image, Nike has worked hard to improve, not only redeeming itself but becoming an industry leader in ethics. In the mid 1990’s Nike started facing criticism after several articles were released showing the poor labor conditions of its workers in sweatshops in places like China, Japan, and other Asian countries. As early as 1993 reports started being released about the poor working conditions. One such report was a CBS exposé by Roberta Baskin describing the working conditions of the Indonesian women working in the factories, explaining that they were making only $1.30 a day.
Discrimination can happen in the workplace as well. The company as a whole can have a discriminatory attitude toward a particular group of people based on different factors. For instance, women may be passed over for promotions because of their sex or those with disabilities may not be hired because of the stereotypes associated with them. Discrimination can stem from one living outside of another’s community and not fully understanding the lifestyle that they live. It can also stem from someone of the same background who chooses to deny their own background.
In order for this act to be considered sexual harassment, the person been harass must acknowledge the harasser that his or her act is inappropriate and unacceptable. And if that person (the harasser) continues, than a sexual harassment complaint should be filed against that person. The issue of sexual harassment is that both men and women are victim of it in the workplace. But from my past experienced and my personal connection to this topic, majority of sexual harassment victims are women which I think it is not fair at all and something needs done about. My first personal connection to this topic is dated back to 2002 when my little sister was sexually harassed by a male worker at work and the second time was early this year when a co-worker of mine was also harassed by a male worker.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and related state agencies still receiving thousands of new charges of sexual harassment on the job. If employers don't handle employee comments or complaints about sexual harassment, the situation can affect the condition of the individual's employment, interfering with the individual's work performance creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Employers should develop a comprehensive policy that expresses strong disapproval of sexual harassment, and be responsive about complaints of sexual harassment. Hospitality Harassment in England and China Nowadays, Harassment is a sensitive issue around the world,