Sexual Harassment In the Workplace Essay by The Research Group

Sexual Harassment In the Workplace
An ethical analysis. Examines types, guidelines, quid pro quo, hostile environment, theories and models (balance theory, optimal rational model, and the bounded rational model).
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This research considers sexual harassment as an ethical dilemma in the business (or organizational) environment. Within the realm of ethics, balance theory, the optimal rational model, the bounded rational model, the intuitive model, and the concept of propinquity are discussed.
The topic of sexual harassment has become increasingly importance in the United States as women the usual targets of sexual harassment have come to comprise a larger proportion of the country s work force (Lee & Greenlaw, 1995). A study of federal workers revealed that 42 percent of the female employees reported being sexually harassed within a two year period (Merit Systems Protection Board, 1988). Another study found that one-half or more of working women can expect to be sexually harassed during their ..."

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