Sexual Harassment on The Office

1748 WordsJan 28, 20187 Pages
The Office was an NBC Mockumentary that for nine years followed the day-to-day operations of a mid range paper supply company called Dunder Mifflin. The office manager was an eccentric, at times wildly misunderstood man named Michael Scott. Throughout his time as office manager, Michael led his employees through the gamut of human emotions. In some situations, in the real world, many of the situations that Michael found himself in may have ended with him on the receiving end of a lawsuit. Michael had a particularly challenging time resisting the urge to sexually harass his employees, not just the female employees, but the male ones as well. Due to the numerous inappropriate incidences that Michael caused in his own office, I feel strongly that Michael Scott was not fit to be the office manager at Dunder Mifflin. Sexual Harassment is any repeated unwanted behavior of a sexual nature perpetrated by one person upon another. Workplace sexual harassment is a topic that has been discussed in depth over the past six decades. The Civil Rights act of 1964 saw the beginning of the end for the normalization of sexual harassment in the workplace. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has allowed for strict penalties for those found guilty of workplace sexual harassment, punishments range from probation to termination. In todays climate, workplace sexual harassment is something that employers take very seriously. According to a Catalyst Workplace poll, 46 percent
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