Subject: Business and Management
Language: English (U.S.)
Pages: 1
Imagine you are the HR manager at a company, and an employee came to you upset because she felt a male co-worker had sexually harassed her by repeatedly asking her out on dates even after she said “no.” What would you do? Write a one (1) page paper in which you: Formulate the conversation you would have with the employee, based the concepts found in Chapter 2 in your textbook. Summarize the conversation you would have with the employee’s male co-worker, based on the concepts found in Chapter 2 of your textbook. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements: Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Explain the human resource management process, its role in supporting the overall organizational strategies, and the various functions involved in human resource management. Explain the key provisions of major government legislation affecting human resource management, including equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, health and safety, and labor relations. Use technology and information resources to research issues in human resource management. Write clearly and concisely about human resource management using proper writing mechanics.

HR Management

           Sexual harassment in the workplace can be defined as unwelcome and unwarranted sexual advances in the work environment. There are two types of sexual harassment in the workplace. These types are quid pro quo harassment and the creation of a hostile work environment. The scenario that the female employee has found herself in is the second type of sexual harassment, the hostile work environment because of her male co-worker’s incessantly asking her out.

Conversation with the Employee

           The first thing I would do as the HR manager is to determine the extent to which the employee believes she is sexually harassed. I would ask her how many times the male co-worker had asked her out, and if he had ever been physically or verbally abusive after she turned him down. I would also seek to find out if the co-worker had made it more difficult to carry out her work especially if he is her superior in the workplace. I would also seek to determine if she is suffering any mental discomfort Furthermore, I would ask if she intended to file a suit against the co-worker if the behavior was going to continue. I will attempt to convince her that the HR department will take care of the issue and take action towards the male co-worker.

Conversation with Male co-worker

           As the HR Manager, I will discuss with the male co-worker his behavior towards the female employee. I will attempt to explain how his behavior can be regarded as sexual harassment. The main aim is to ensure that the employee understands the intricacies of sexual harassment as well as the different shapes it takes. I will also reprimand him by refusing him a week’s pay and putting him under mandatory surveillance to ensure that he does not disturb the female employee again.