Cjs 250 Appendix E Essay

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Appendix E

Evaluating Safe Working Conditions

Directions: Read each scenario and answer the following questions.

1. Workplace Violence

Sam is a security officer for ABC Corporation in the Phoenix area. He is always stationed at the security desk in the main lobby to greet employees and visitors. One day he observed an employee from the finance department muttering something under his breath and acting strangely as he walked by the security desk. He noticed this same behavior the following day. On the third day, there was a shooting in the finance department. The director of finance and her administrative assistant were shot and killed by the employee exhibiting strange behavior; the employee committed suicide prior to the
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Ralph has been working mall security for five years and expects a promotion in a few months. Ralph has approached Harriet on several occasions in the security break room. At one point, he complimented her figure. On another occasion, he asked her what she was doing after work. Harriet feels this is unwanted contact between the supervisor and herself.

What should Harriet do? Do you think these contacts constitute sexual harassment? What policies and procedures should this company have in place regarding this type of situation? Explain your answer.

I think that Harriet need to tell Ralph that his comments are not appreciated and it makes her feel very uncomfortable in a professional manner. If that doesn’t work, than Harriet should notify her Human Resource Representative and discuss the situation with him or her. Although, the contact was verbal harassment, there should be levels of warning, secondly, reporting, finally, having law enforcement and charges brought against the person. Notify the person will hopeful stop the harassment. If that doesn’t work, notifying HR will most likely resolve the situation and have penalties on the other party. Lastly, if neither procedure work, law enforcement and charges will definitely solve the problem and that person will lose. This will ensure that sexual harassment towards males and females in the same working environment will cease.

James is a five year supervisory security officer with

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