Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Considers the issues in an example of sexual harassment in the workplace from a human resource manager’s perspective.

This paper evaluates the scenario of an incident of sexual misconduct in a company and discusses the issue from the point that the victim reports the matter to the HR department. The paper examines how the HR worker should consider all the moral, ethical, and legal issues and then consider the options and the potential risks of each.
To ensure that employees are aware of harassment laws, a company should provide guidelines in their policies and procedures. These policies and procedures must have clear guidelines and standards of conduct must be enforced. It must clearly state that any violation will result in disciplinary action. The legal responsibility is that of the company, and it must: Make careful selection of its compliance officers: the company must not assign compliance responsibilities to someone who does not know the law (Peabody, 2004, p. 2).