On the other hand, I think that Ruth Linsky does have a strong sexual harassment case in her company because it is a hostile environment. There are conditions that make the workplace abusive such as comments to and about women and the low percentage of women on staff and in authority positions. In addition, women are treated as second-class citizens in meeting with clients, visits to factory sites, and during non-work related activities Male executives at Triton even admitted that gender discrimination exists in their company and in their industry. According to Triton’s vice-president, the “factories are still a man’s world and men generally do not feel comfortable socializing with women. When such socialization occurs, the issue of sex may arise”. However, Ruth Linsky probably does not have any real witnesses to help her, and she did not say anything out loud when things were happening that she did not like. She did question a few things, but she did not complain over long periods of time about the things that were going on at Triton. Additionally, her past affair will probably come back to haunt her as she admitted to having an affair with Steve in the past. Unfortunately, the lawsuit might not end up in her favor, which may end up hurting her more than helping. She will probably lose and then have to find a new job.
In terms of the future, the company Triton should assure more effective career management for other minority/female employees. They should come up with a new rule set into their workplace. For instance, there should be no more vocal statements about others without consequences, and perhaps a stop on some of the drinking and inappropriate behavior that has been happening at meetings and parties. Thus, Triton definitely needs to hire someone to come in and do training on sexual harassment and discrimination. Every employee, including top managers and supervisors, should be required to go to the training on the policy. Each person needs to sign a written acknowledgment of his or her participation in the training and there should be no excuse for not going through the training.
“The Case of the Mismanaged MS” is really interesting because it deals with unequal treatment on the job. In this case, I can see that both sides are at fault, and Ruth is being discriminated against as are all women at this company, but legally, it would be hard to make a good case against the powers that be. In order for Triton to be more effective they should come up with new rules for their workplace and have all their employees go through training. Only then can discrimination end at Triton and equal opportunity be given to all people, both men and women, equally.