Secual Harrasment in the Workplace

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1. Teddy's Supplies' CEO has asked you to advise him on the facts of the case and your opinion of their potential liability. He wants to settle the case. Write a memo to him that states your view of whether the company is exposed to liability on all issues you feel are in play. Include in your memo any laws that apply and any precedent cases either for or against Teddy's case that impact liability. Include in the memo your suggested "offer of settlement" to Virginia. Back up your offer using your analysis of the case against Teddy's. (Points : 30) | | Facts: V. Pollard started at Teddy's as cashier; supervisor noted she received too many personal phone calls at work V. Pollard transferred from West Orange store cashier position to guard at main warehouse; three month work evaluation noted her work as exemplary - meeting expectations with no negative comments V. Pollard only female working at main guard house V. Pollard's co-workers pulled what they deem as "pranks" including the following: Taping her drawers shut Locking her out of the guard shack she sat in to watch inventory Filled guard shack with trash Backing a forklift up to guard shack door and backfiring it on her V. Pollard was physically assaulted by a vendor (delivery driver) in the form of spankings when delivery driver would not remove himself from Pollard's chair V. Pollard's supervisor (Steve King) does not consistently enforce Teddy's rules and often participates in like conduct himself V. Pollard did comment/complain to her supervisor (S. King) that she was not being treated fairly; supervisor did not investigate claim and his response to her was to "grow some balls" and to "get over herself" In 2008, V. Pollard's co-workers hung a sign in the warehouse that read "HARDHAT REQUIRED/BRA OPTIONAL" and encouraged her remove/show her bra; when Pollard refused to

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