Assignment 1: HR Management
Due Week 2 and worth 125 points
Imagine you are the HR manager at a company, and an employee came to you upset because she felt a male co-worker had sexually harassed her by repeatedly asking her out on dates even after she said “no.” What would you do?
Write a one (1) page paper in which you:
1.Formulate the conversation you would have with the employee, based the concepts found in Chapter 2 in your textbook.
2.Summarize the conversation you would have with the employee’s male co-worker, based on the concepts found in Chapter 2 of your textbook.
3.Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
a.Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
b.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
•Explain the human resource management process, its role in supporting the overall organizational strategies, and the various functions involved in human resource management.
•Explain the key provisions of major government legislation affecting human resource management, including equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, health and safety, and labor relations.
•Use technology and information resources to research issues in human resource management.
•Write clearly and concisely about human resource management using proper writing mechanics.
As the human resource manager at my organization, I would swiftly act when reports get to my attention that a female worker is sexually harassed by a fellow male worker. The first step would hold talk with the female worker to get first-hand information before eventually talking to the male worker. Assuming female worker is Jayne and the male worker is William, below are the conversations I would have with both of them.
Jayne: Hello sir, I am Jayne from the sales department. I would like to report my fellow employee William from my department who has been harassing me sexually by constantly asking me out even after I politely declined his invitation. He is creating a very unfriendly environment that is tampering with my work.
Me: Hello Jayne, I am glad that you are brave enough to come to me. I am sorry for what you have been going through. Williams’ behavior is unacceptable considering this is a free and democratic organization where workers are not forced to do things against their wishes. As a result, my office will take the necessary steps to tame his behavior and use him as an example to show other employees that our organization has a zero tolerance regarding sexual harassment (J.J. Keller & Associates, 2013). Thank you very much for coming to me. The necessary action will be taken, and this will not happen again.
Jayne: Thank you, sir.
After this conversation, I would invite William into my office and clearly inform him that his fellow worker of sexually harassing her. I would try to find out reasons behind his behavior and make it clear to him that my organization will not tolerate his behavior and that every worker has the right and freedom to decide what he or she wants. As a result of his behavior, I would suspend him for two weeks.
J.J. Keller & Associates. (2013). Sexual harassment: Training for supervisors & employees. Neenah, WI: Author.