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    Sexual harassment comes in different forms in the workplace and academic settings (Crooks & Baur, 2014). People can be met with unwanted sexual comments, demands, or advances (Lecture 3, 2011). The two types of harassment include: quid pro quo and “hostile or offensive environment”. Quid pro quo is where a person is given an ultimatum to comply with unwanted sexual advances in order to keep a job, get a promotion, or get a good grade (Crooks & Baur, 2014). A “hostile or offensive environment” is caused when the work or academic environment is hostile, abusive, or uncomfortable because of the co-workers, teachers, or students engaging in persistent and inappropriate behaviors (Crooks & Baur, 2014). As a group, we looked at five different scenarios and discussed if they could be labeled as sexual harassment. We also discussed the possibility of sexual harassment being an issue in each scenario if the gender roles were reversed.…

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    Recently, the Weinstein Company has been under fire due to allegations of sexual harassment by co-founder, Harvey Weinstein. Thus, Weinstein has been removed all daily activities at the company, which is now being run by the other co-founder, Bob Weinstein, Harvey’s brother. During this semester, we have reviewed sexual harassment in Module 14, and in Chapters 20 & 21, in which there are two types of sexual harassment. The first, Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment defines as granting…

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    Introduction Sexual harassment can occur in several different forms within the workplace, but the type which tends to cause the most controversy is what Pynes calls “hostile environment harassment” (Pynes, 2013). Cases involving this form of harassment can be difficult for human resource departments to effectively deal with because defining what constitutes a “hostile environment” can be open to interpretation. However, the official statement from the EEOC defines it as “verbal or physical…

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    this situation? Do they have a duty to their own employees to do so? Sexual harassment in American work life is pervasive. Women today face many aspects of sexual harassments. Society general conversation on the topic is a good first step for addressing the problem as a whole, and first steps towards real change in culture and perceptions. Harassment is not limited to work place, but can happen as part of everyday life. For example if woman is walking down a street she may face street…

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    The notion of liability of the employer is the secondary analysis made regarding hostile environment. To initiate, one must be acquainted with instances in which employers are or are not liable for a claim if hostile environment based on sexual harassment and sex discrimination. The first question one should ask, as described in Burlington Industries v. Ellerth, is who is the alleged offender, a co-worker or a supervisor? In further detail, what constitutes a supervisor? The latter question can…

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    the workplace is sexual harassment and can be a sensitive issue for all parties involved. Additionally, a hostile work environment is one which is “permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult” (Kimble, 2016, pg. 319, 320). This paper will focus on the issues of these two dilemmas. Ethical Dilemma – Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment Without taking proper action, sexual harassment can create a hostile work environment. I had a telephone interview with a former…

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    Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects…

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    years of sexual harassment lawsuit but was finally penalized for his wrong doings. An internal investigator claimed “ it would not be appropriate for Mr. Charney to be reinstated as CEO or an officer or employee of company” (Lee). Unfortunately this company took too long to come to the realization that he should not be a part of the company. American Apparel has suffered tremendously due to the fact that it was such a long and ongoing scandal. Although they have suffered so much, they are still…

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    work and create an “abusive work environment” (Harris v. Forklift Systems). This was a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which is a law that protects employees from being discriminated on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion (www.aauw.org). The president would make unwanted sexual remarks, and hint at her doing sexual favors for him, or make suggestive statements about her gender. Some of the statements included: “You're a woman, what do you know”,…

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    The Employment Discrimination law protects all workers from sexual harassment or any other type of discrimination and is dictated on the level of both federal and state. The Title VI of Civil Rights Acts of 1964, which is enforced by US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, makes it unlawful and illegal to discriminate someone because of their national origin, religion, color, race or sex. Any physical or verbal behavior of sexual nature, sexual advances that are not welcomed, or request for…

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