Academic journal article Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

Sexual Harassment: Caught off Guard

Academic journal article Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

Sexual Harassment: Caught off Guard

Article excerpt

CASE DESCRIPTION

Paris, the Human Resource Director for the Alternate Treats, Inc. warehouse, has enjoyed a meteoric rise to her position and is looking forward to a promotion. Although she lacked human resources experience when she took this position, her Business Management degree provided the basic foundation knowledge and her hard work has earned the respect of the warehouse employees.

Jacob is the warehouse manager who hired Paris. After a whirlwind courtship Jacob and Paris were married but vowed to keep their marriage a secret at work. Jacob has been selected to manage the new expansion in North Carolina and has told Paris that she will soon be announced as the Senior Human Resource Manager and together they will open and operate the new production facilities and warehouse.

Renita has not been a very dependable employee and is renowned for the excuses she gives to explain her work-related deficiencies. She is very close to being terminated when she comes to Paris to file a sexual harassment complaint against a warehouse manager.

Although Paris is shocked and outraged by the allegations, she is determined to conduct a complete and thorough investigation without interruption or bias due to personal feelings.

The storyline of this case is absolutely false and in no way does it portray any real company.

CASE SYNOPSIS

Sexual harassment in the workplace is something that none of want to experience in any form, neither as a victim nor as a person responding to a complaint. …

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