Re-read Case Study A in Course Materials, and do Problem 3, which is reprinted for you here:
Problem 3. Hostile atmosphere for one gender
The atmosphere at Discrimina, due more to the influence
of a few employees, not the owner himself, is markedly hostile to women.
Rita Land and Shirley Baker are the only two women employees in the
plant. Rita, who does billing and bookkeeping, needs to go onto the
plant floor to tally up parts and make sure items have been shipped. She
has warned Shirley Baker not to even go onto the shop floor. Unless the
owner is present, Rita is at risk of being harassed with rude or
suggestive comments. Rita maintains a tough exterior, but she has had to
pay over $5,000.00 for counseling and medication to overcome the
depression and fear that her doctor says is caused by the harassment.
- Review Rita’s problem in the light of Sexual Harassment laws and related cases.
- Next go over the legal case “Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc.,” 510 U.S. 17 (1993).
- In a Word document, evaluate whether Discrimina, Inc. would
likely be held liable in court for Rita Land’s counseling and
medication expenses if she sues.