Evaluating Safe Working Conditions Essay

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Axia College Material Appendix E Evaluating Safe Working Conditions Directions: Read each scenario and answer the following questions. 1. Workplace Violence Sam is a security officer for ABC Corporation in the Phoenix area. He is always stationed at the security desk in the main lobby to greet employees and visitors. One day he observed an employee from the finance department muttering something under his breath and acting strangely as he walked by the security desk. He noticed this same behavior the following day. On the third day, there was a shooting in the finance department. The director of finance and her administrative assistant were shot and killed by the employee exhibiting strange behavior; the employee…show more content…
Ralph, a 40-year-old divorced male, is her supervisor. Ralph has been working mall security for five years and expects a promotion in a few months. Ralph has approached Harriet on several occasions in the security break room. At one point, he complimented her figure. On another occasion, he asked her what she was doing after work. Harriet feels this is unwanted contact between the supervisor and herself. What should Harriet do? Do you think these contacts constitute sexual harassment? What policies and procedures should this company have in place regarding this type of situation? Explain your answer. Harriet informed her supervisor of the feelings explain to him that she is uncomfortable with the way he talks to her, and then she would like to keep their relationship on a business level. If after talking to the supervisor and there's no resolution and she continues to feel uncomfortable then she should notify his superior and report how uncomfortable she feels when he her supervisor speaks to her. Sexual harassment is a serious offense and 90% of it in the workplace are cause by individuals who have not been educated how to conduct themselves in a professional setting on a personal level. I believe if Ralf had continued to talk to Harriet in a manner that made her uncomfortable and could have led to worse things as a woman that constitutes sexual-harassment. I believe a policy stating no fraternizing among
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