Sexual Harassment Paper HRM320: Employment Law Professor Lasonya Berry DeVry University on Campus Donnelda Thompson Define sexual harassment as the term is used legally. Sexual harassment is defined legally as any unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, bullying, and coercion of sexual nature or physical conduct. Some examples are situations when an employment decision affecting that individual is made because the person submitted or rejected the unwelcome conduct; or the unwelcome conduct unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or abusive work environment. The law does not prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not serious.
Unit 5 Paper Student Name Kaplan University HR420: Employment Law Louis Lopez, Jr. Ph.D. April 2, 2012 Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Sexual harassment can be defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment (U.S. EEOC, 2002). Six Requirements of Sexual Harassment The victimizing employee alleging sexual harassment must be a member of a protected class, that is, a man or woman. The complaint must be gender related, for example, a female must assert there would have been no harassment if she were not a woman. The employee must not have consented to the sexual advances or participated in the hostile work environment. The harassment must be based on sex.
Malicious damage: Examples can be Viruses, Worms or Trojans a. Internal attacks come from within the organisation by disaffected staff. Individuals or a group have authorised access and privileges to the organisations network. They may use their knowledge on the organisations network to exploit or interrupt its functions. Internal attacks can be more difficult to find as attackers have the potential to remove any evidence of the attack more easily as they have more knowledge or access rights on the system as opposed to an outside attack.
In order for us to determine our liability, should Paula sue for discrimination, we need to understand what the courts consider a hostile working environment, and determine if Sam has, in fact, created one. According to the U.S. Supreme Court, the frequency of the discriminatory conduct, the severity of the conduct, which includes whether it was physically threatening or humiliating, and whether or not the actions unreasonably interfere with the employee’s job performance, are all factors that determine if a hostile work environment exists (Cheeseman, 2010). The first factor to consider is that Paula and Sam had a sexual relationship that Paula ended. While there is no law prohibiting such a relationship it can be considered motive for Sam’s behavior. Secondly, it is Paula’s indication that Sam started exhibiting unwanted behaviors after the break up.
The Prevention costs will help the organization by providing our employees the tools, training, and procedures needed to reduce the amount of defective products coming off of our assembly lines. This is the most cost effective way to prevent defects, as it captures potential failures at the beginning of the products creation. Appraisal costs, which are sometimes called inspection costs, involve testing and inspecting materials used in the production process for defects, before they reach the customer. Appraisal costs are typically high, and do not guarantee
The research also extends the concept of the “double closet” in which the participants actually felt more conformable with their identity as homosexual males versus wealthy males (Hokemeyer, 2009). It would be interesting to find out if Low-SES homosexual males also identify more with being homosexual or being poor. Does being homosexual keep them from achieving all of their goals emotionally, personally and professionally? As is well known, problem of violence against homosexuals is so pervasive that they were a specifically identified group when the United States Congress ordered
According to the dictionary, sexual harassment is the making of unwanted and offensive sexual advances or of sexually offensive remarks or acts, especially by one in a superior or supervisory position or when acquiescence to such behavior is a condition of continued employment, promotion, or satisfactory evaluation, however the real-world definition is a bit more nuanced than that. Sexual harassment can have more to do with the intentions, instead of the actions. A seemingly harmless act such as sitting close to someone and asking personal questions may not be sexual in and of itself, if that person's intentions are ultimately sexual in nature that changes things. Besides human rights interests, there are also cost factors involved in keeping
Business Strategies Finding a Niche and fill it: A manufacturing company is an operation that produces product to meet customer demand. A successful manufacturing company feels a niche by choosing to make products that they can offer for a better price than its competitors or items that provide a superior experience for the customer. Build Competent Staff: A successful manufacturing company must have a trained and competent staff that understands the fundamentals of manufacturing in general as well as the particulars of manufacturing the particular company`s products. Your staff must understand how to prioritize manufacturing tasks by understanding which orders are most urgent, and which processes must be completed before others can begin. Staff members must be able to troubleshoot equipment, keep materials in stock and deal with idiosyncrasies such as the quirks of different machines and materials.
Próspero brings up previous theories that suggest masculinity could be learned by other genders, including women and even LGBT populations, especially if these traits were valued in that society (such as excessive aggressiveness)(2008, 640-641). In his study, he found the gender of the perpetrator had effects on the type of intimate partner violence (644). Erbaugh makes another crucial observation when she remarks, “Isolation is a central tactic of abuse.” (453). The abusers take away the victim’s support network, encouraging co-dependence and leaving them nowhere to turn, socially, physically, economically. Not only is this abuser their familiarity, but they will be forced to give that up frequently for nothing familiar.
The author asserts changing the mindset is important because businesses often operate under the guise of fear; meaning the fear of losing a job, fear of not meeting a deadline, or fear of delivering substandard work. Therefore, by becoming a culture built on positivity, an open and creative environment is fostered (Millan, 2012). Another method for embodying emotional intelligence is to become an expert in building relationships (Millan, 2012). To improve relationships, individuals must recognize the cycle of relationship patterns and dynamics. This recognition will assist individuals in building workplace unification, decrease the struggles for authority, and to resolve conflict (Millan, 2012).