SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN THE WORKPLACE
Principals of Business
Frank has crossed the line with his sexual remarks to Mary and is trying to bully Mary into going out with him or he will cause her trouble at work. Mary does the right thing by going to Human Resources and reporting the incident to them. Mary needs to pursue this matter so it does not happen again.
Frank and Mary are in the break room and they are talking about the account that she landed after a lot of hard work and lunch meetings with the client to get him to sign on with them. Frank is making remarks that Mary and Mr. Miller were doing more than just having lunch. Frank makes a remark that he bet Mr. Miller enjoyed the dessert. Mary is puzzled by the remarks that Frank is making about the meetings. Mary says she worked very hard to land the account. Frank tells Mary that he has to sign off on her expense account and suggests that they have dinner and discuss it. Mary says that it would be better if she met him at the office tomorrow and tells him that she has an opening at 10 am. Frank reply’s that it is in her best interest to meet him tonight for dinner. You might get in trouble with your expense account if you don’t. Mary files a report with the human resources department against Frank for his sexual actions toward her. Mary needs to pursue the matter and find out what legal rights she has against Frank. He has done this before to other women in the office and needs to be stopped. Sexual harassment is bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors. In most modern legal contexts, sexual harassment is illegal. As defined by the US EEOC, "It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex." Harassment can include "sexual harassment" or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual...
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