Jennifer Perdue Essay

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Question 1: What should Jennifer Perdue do when Arthur Green complains of his treatment? Explain From the readings it appears that Green and the other heterosexual males are experiencing harassment from Howard and the other homosexual males. To better assist in defining harassment the EEOC explains: “Petty slights, annoyances, and isolated incidents (unless extremely serious) will not rise to the level of illegality. To be unlawful, the conduct must create a work environment that would be intimidating, hostile, or offensive to reasonable people. Offensive conduct may include, but is not limited to, offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures, and interference with work performance. Harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, including, but not limited to, the following: • The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, an agent of the employer, a co-worker, or a non-employee. • The victim does not have to be the person harassed, but can be anyone affected by the offensive conduct. • Unlawful harassment may occur without economic injury to, or discharge of, the victim.” This case clearly illustrates the importance of providing appropriate training to managers, supervisors and employees at all levels of the organization. The better trained the company's managers and/or supervisors are to identify personnel problems in the workplace, the more quickly and effectively the employer can take prompt and appropriate action to resolve the workplace conflict. Since Green has reported the concern to his his supervisor, Howard and manager, Perdue, Perfect Pizzeria could be directly liable if Perdue does not take immediate and appropriate corrective action. An employer is directly liable for a hostile work

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