High Grade Paper 3 Fall 2013 (dragged) 2

High Grade Paper 3 Fall 2013 (dragged) 2 - staffmeeting Not...

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Unformatted text preview: staffmeeting. Not only did Hiers share unsolicited sexually explicit videos and pictures with Ms. Jackson, but Hiers expressly told her, “You have nice legs." Bubba Hiers also directly ke Ms. A )6 NJ; « “4234991 7 J— Jackson to provide him with pictures ofh * om her childhood Hiers often told inappropriate W M M w jokes and stories about his strip club attendance at staff meetings and to Jackson personallfle WOW) “WW (I was W _ Mum WW ‘.’ Hiers continued to create a hostile environment at a dinner Ms. Jackson was hosting for restaurant vendors on August 10. 2010 when he arrived. grabbed her face. and kissed her cheek. exclainiing “I love her!" Because Hiers was drunk and had violently confronted employees in the past, this outburst was threatening to Ms. Jackson. In addition, the vendors interpreted this display as an expression ofa sexual relationship between the two, which is embarrassing to “90959 Jackson. The vendors expressed disbelief that Ms. Jackson would continue hCl‘jOb » ' S an inappropriate relationship with Hiers. e s lhis iaQJ/N display 15 an example [3* Manager of Uncle Bubba‘s. Ms. Jackson must deal with vendors regularly in order to ensure the glide/Vb ’— wed restaurant‘s success. lfher vendors do not respect her. Ms. Jackson will be unable to effectivelyfiL & participate in business dealings. In addition. lliers‘s conduct interfered with Jackson’s W [,5 4401/th relationships with her staff. By causing the plaintiff personal distress. Hiers limited her ability to relate with her staff and be a successful manager. 5M W m MW thLdl.Q/fl:l QM i sicko. W WW: f Wagvms VLDW . . . I addition. Hiers’s repeated conduct was severe enoug to put so much stress on Ms. Jackson that she began to have chest pains and panic attacks when Hiers arrived to work in the morning. Ms. Jackson a; psychologist recommended that she stay away f10m work and asked that she allow I ( herself to be admitted to the hospital. The physical reac ion‘MéTJackson had to Hiers not only shows that the working conditions wer really threatening but also that Hiers’s conduct was severe enough to create a hostile work environment. Fol Eller . urlington. the defendants may argue that they exercised reasonable care to prevent and correct any sexually harassing behavior. Ms. Jackson requested to transfer to a different restaurant on multiple occasions and to many different superiors Instead of helpmu to 6/ (WAD? remove Ms. Jackson from a position where she was bein harassed Paula Deen, I ueger and E440!" g“—‘deU/x Schumacher all told her that she could never leave Uncle Bubba’s. In addition, Ms. Jackson \ helped to craft an employee handbook that would help to prevent further cases of sexual OWL '\ ' 746( ha! pp, harassment but the document was neWted/ Though given the opportunity to remedy the 27k" situation and prevent future misconduct from taking place. ' endants failed to do so. Because Ms. Jackson was willing to take advantage of any opportunity to transfer positions. the defendants cannot argue that plaintiff unreasonably failed to accept any corrective opportunities provided by her employer. Ms. Jackson repeatedly sought help from both the C00, CPA and E) (21errateicounsel\5'3t Conclusion Wmumfiws Locé Both the frequency and severity ofthe sexually harassing conduct show that the defendants are ut the executives ignored and placated her instead ofproviding assistance. liable. In addition. Bubba Hiers’s actions were both physically threatening and humiliating. Lastly. the conduct unreasonably interfered with the plaintiff's work performance: therefore, the...
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