Ellison V. Brady Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Brady in January 1991, the court established a new legal standard, called the “reasonable woman” standard. This case provided important guidance for employers. Before this case, the appropriate disciplinary method for harassment was to counsel the harasser. Instructing the harasser to leave the victim alone and possibly transferring the victim to another department. The court disagreed with this being the primary method of discipline. The courts found fault with employer is not consulting the victim about the harasser’s return to the office. They also disdained the employers for not reprimanding the harassers with probation, suspension, or any other type of disciplinary action. The courts also emphasized the fact that the mere presence of an employee who has harassed a co-worker may create a hostile work environment, so that the only feasible action would be to discharge the …show more content…
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