Gender Based Conflicts in the Workplace Term Paper by Nicky

Gender Based Conflicts in the Workplace
An overview of the protocol that should be carried out after an employee has filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a colleague.
# 147422 | 935 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Mar 30, 2011 in Law (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General)

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This paper discusses sexual harassment at work and explains the two basic types of unlawful sexual harassment as stated by the Supreme Court. It goes on to explain how a manager should handle the complaint and the protocol that must be adhered to and how there must be no hint of bias in the fact-finding.

From the Paper:

''The U.S. Supreme Court has found that there are two basic types of unlawful sexual harassment. The first type is known as quid pro quo and involves explicit harassment such as the demand of a sexual action for maintaining one's position, a promotion, or a raise. The second, vaguer, and more common form is that of the creation of hostile environment, which can involve discussing sexual activities, jokes, displaying suggestive pictures, unnecessary touching, and making comments about the individual's appearance in a sexual manner. These behaviors are only legally considered sexual harassment if they are considered frequent, severe, threatening, humiliating and if "the conduct unreasonably interfered with work performance and the employee's psychological well-being" (Preventing Sexual Harassment: A fact sheet for employees, 2009, Department of Labor). However, even if not legally liable, even if harasser was not the superior in the organizational relationship, the individual may still have violated the workplace code of behavior.''

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Mosley, Donald, Leon C. Megginson, & Paul H. Pietri. (2004) Supervisory Management. 7th Edition. Southwest College Publishers.
  • Myers, Gloria. (2009). Suggestions for dealing with sexual harassment claims. Roberts & Stevens, Attorneys at Law. Retrieved March 16, 2009 at
  • Preventing sexual harassment: A fact sheet for employees. (2009). Department of Labor. Retrieved March 16, 2009 at

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