Power Abuse

Topics: Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Affirmative action Pages: 3 (953 words) Published: April 16, 2013
Organisational Behaviour
Case # 5

Name- Bharti

Do you agree with holding an employee/business accountable for the issues in this scenario (considering the complaints made to superiors)? Why or why not? In this scenario our group does not agree on holding an employee/ business accountable for the issues faced by the officers Andrew and Conn. The reason for this is because the work environment was not healthy where Conn and Andrew were working, their co-workers and superior created a hostile work environment. No proper action was taken against the complaints made by Andrew and Conn when they reported they were sexually harassed. Instead of getting any help from their superior they got a response that this kind of behaviour is expected from the male which clearly tell that the department is male dominated. Just because male employees did not received any warning letter it promoted their misbehaviour. Supervisors, superiors and those in the legitimate power positions should implement an affirmative action plan within the workplace and follow this with anti-harassment training for their employees in order to correct discrimination and to prevent future occurrence. Think of how you may differ from another person in a diverse -group by color, religion, age, or ability- whose responsibility is it to challenge, and whose responsibility is it to support the parties involved? Explain how and/ or why. In order to challenge what was going on in the scenario it is must to take action against it, bring the issue to the superiors. If no response is getting from the superiors then bring the laws. Know your rights because Title VII and definitions by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) include the use of the lewd language and posting of lewd materials in public working areas as part of a hostile working environment which occurred on many instances in this scenario as well as many other offensive acts. To differ from another person from...
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