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Sara vs. ABC corp

Sara vs. ABC corp - and procedures This case is not a Quid...

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Can ABC corp be held liable for sexual harassment of Sara? Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, and national origin. There are 2 types of gender discrimination, differential treatment and sexual harassment. To be considered sexual harassment there must be a hostile work environment or quid pro quo. Hostile environment occurs when workplace is “permeated” with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, insult so severe to alter the conditions of the victim’s employment. The conduct in the workplace must be offensive to a reasonable person as well as to the victim, and it must be severe and pervasive. Quid Pro Quo harassment involves the demands for sexual favors by a superior from a subordinate, in exchange for some workplace benefit. Employers have a defense if they took “reasonable care to prevent and correct promptly any sexually harassing behavior” by establishing and distributing effective harassment policies
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Unformatted text preview: and procedures. This case is not a Quid pro quo case because Sara’s job was never affected during the actions that took place. Sara stated that an employee repeatedly made inappropriate and sexually charged remarks to her about her private life, her appearance, and her manner of dress. Sara had repeatedly reported her concerns not only to the manager whom she accused, but also to the human resources department and to another manager. Because the manager continued to act the way he was acting it made Sara’s work environment a hostile work environment. Vince’s company, ABC Corp., has a sexual harassment policy that states, among other things, that the company does not tolerate sexual harassment. Sara was informed of the policy when hired, and she reviewed the policy every year during her annual performance evaluation. Sara tried using this policy by reporting her manager multiple times, but to no avail. In conclusion ABC corp can be held liable for sexual harassment....
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