Paper Conflict

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Harassment Project Paper Managing Conflict in a Workplace Table of contents • What is the Definition of Harassment? • When is conduct unwelcome? • Forms of sexual harassment? • Facts about Harassment • Some ways management responds to harassment concerns? • Who is liable for harassment? • What are the Consequences? In this paper you will get a better understanding of the different forms of harassment in the workplace. What causes these situations to occur and warning signals to look out for. Harassment is such a broad topic in relations to conflict and behavior in a workplace. You will learn about headlines that will follow through with bullets points of the different categories of harassment forms. Definition of Harassment “Harassment covers a wide range of behaviors of an offensive nature. It is commonly understood as behavior intended to disturb or upset, and it is characteristically repetitive. “In the legal sense, it is intentional behavior which is found threatening or disturbing”[i]. Under the Fair Employment Law harassment in the workplace may be illegal under two circumstances. The first is when an employer, supervisor or co-worker singles a person out for harassment because of that person’s race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, age (40 and up), disability, sex, arrest or conviction record, marital status, sexual orientation or military services. The second situation is when the content of the harassment itself relates directly to any of these protected characteristics (i.e. sexual harassment, use of derogatory ethnic or religious terms, age or disability related comments, etc.)”.[ii] Conduct Unwelcome “Where laws surrounding sexual harassment exist, they generally do not prohibit simple teasing,

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