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“CASE: EMC Confronts Harassment Charges”

“CASE: EMC Confronts Harassment Charges”
Kimberley Dines
Kaplan University
MT203: Human Resources Management
Lisa Hone, M. Ed., SPHR
January 14, 2013

“CASE: EMC Confronts Harassment Charges”
Introduction
According to a lawsuit that was filed by two women of EMC are alleging sexual comments, company-paid trips, and also the failure to promote women for the same experience, and on the same basis as male employees where discrimination is not happening. While reading it states that women were being paid lower wages and thus may have been creating a hostile and offensive environment for women and thus making it harder for them to work there. It states that the firm has gathered 30 sworn affidavits from women supporting these allegations that the work-place was hostile and discriminatory.

Review/Analysis of the Case
Answer to question #1-In the book it states that sex harassment is unwanted sexual advance, lovemaking favors, and any additional verbal or bodily contact that an employee is being put through. In this case according to the complaint how the women filed there where sexual comments, company paid trips to strip clubs and also retaliation toward women who would make a complain about what was going on. This is just one form of sexual harassment that happens in companies worldwide. The law that EMC has violated in this case is the unwanted sex comments and the way the woman are treated which is sexual harassment and discrimination.

Answer to question #2- Yes, I think that EMC can continue to sell aggressive, however for them to avoid charges of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination they need to change their policy, and to give their employees training classes on what is consider sexual harassment and what is not consider sexual harassment. However there may be some employees there that will not understand what sexual harassment is, and how it happens and what could happen if they are...
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