Macy’s Fashion company has employed a new worker recently, whose name is John, age 17, in the packing department. Among the all employees, he is the only male worker and the rest of employees are older women. The complaint has occurred by him to being harassed physically and sexually from some of the other colleagues.
The view point of John’s side, the case explains that he has been in stress at workplace while he was working with other female colleagues. There are two different categories of claims to identify the stress in a workplace. First, she or he has bullied and/or harassed over the length of time and which is resulting in psychiatric illness. Secondly, the case which is involved that the employee’s overtime working causing them in psychiatric illness.
In relation to the first category is strongly involved this case according to his claim as the stress from the older colleagues by being compared his physique and displayed male pin-ups in a conspicuous place. This matter could turn him into high level of stress and it is right to claim his case to the company, which is against the employment law.
As he signed up the company contract, he and the company agreed the contract of employment at the company by written documents or orally, which is associated with their duties, responsibilities and employment rights, which are called the terms of contract. Therefore, employee and employer are in duty bound to keep the terms of contract either the contract is ended or changes of the contract terms.
In terms of Sex Discrimination Act (1975) represent that “This statute makes it illegal to discriminate directly or indirectly against person on the grounds of their sex or marital status. Treating men and women differently does not amount to illegal discrimination unless in members of one sex being treated less favourably than the other.” (Alex Adams, 2003, p. 277)
Under the Sex Discrimination Act, there is Equality Act for UK and... [continues]
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