According to the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), it is unlawful to harass a person, applicant or employee, because of a person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical or verbal harassment sexual in nature. (eeoc.gov) Either sex can be a victim or a harasser or a victim or harasser may be of the same sex. Simple teasing is not prohibited by law such as offhand comments or such incidents that are not very serious, when the frequency and severity become such that it creates a hostile environment or results in demotion or dissolution of employment. Types of Sexual Harassment
There are two types of sexual harassment claims, Quid Pro Quo, or harassment that is implied or expresses demands for sexual favors for a promotion or pay raise or in order to retain employment or currently held position by someone in a position of authority. (shrm.gov) The other type of harassment is hostile work environment; this type of harassment is conduct so severe that it interferes with an employee or applicant’s ability to perform their job. It can create an intimidating, offensive, threatening or humiliating environment or create an adverse effect on a person’s psychological well-being. (shrm.gov) Elizabeth Jacobs
With the given information of Ms. Jacobs being employed by Mexis Corporation and receiving compliments from her manager, does not necessarily imply that there is either type of harassment. There is nothing indicating any sexual advances, implied or expressed, and does not seem to be creating an environment that is either hostile or psychologically damaging
The only problem or issue that I see or can identify is asking to go to dinner. Again there is nothing sexual implied or expressed with the given information in a way that would indicate any pressure, undue advances or...
References: EEO: Sexual Harassment: What are the different types of sexual harassment? (2012, November 30). Retrieved from http://www.shrm.org/
Sexual Harassment. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/sexual_harassment.cfm
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