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implications of this distinction? Do you think this distinction is helpful or harmful? Why? The suggestions indicate that men act in certain way that they deem permissible, while areasonable woman would find the behavior offensive. This generates a problem of equity. However, this distinction pushes companies to educate both men and women about how each sex perceives different types of behavior. If both men and women are to work together in the workplace, they need to know how various behaviors are perceived. 6. Given that the “reasonable woman” standard is based on women’s ideas of what is appropriate, how might an organization with mostly male employees identify and avoid behavior that could be found to be sexual harassment? If both men and women are to work together in the workplace, they need to know how various behaviors are perceived by members of the opposite sex. Companies can provide training to the employees and managers to increase the employees understanding and discourage such behaviors from occurring within the workplace.
Companies can establish written policies and guidelines on what constitutes acceptable workplace behaviors. 7. What are an organization’s basic duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act?