Teddy's Supplies

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You are the independent Human Resources Consultant hired by Teddy's Supplies to help explain to the company what the case against them will entail. You have gleaned the facts from your investigations into the situation to date. You have never talked with Virginia Pollard. The case is currently in the appeals stage and the company executives have some questions for you. Answer them using the most recent legal information you can find.
1. Teddy's Supplies' CEO has asked you to advise him on the facts of the case and your opinion of their potential liability. Write a memo to him that states your view of whether the company is exposed to liability on all issues you feel are in play. Include in your memo any laws that apply and any precedent cases either for or against Teddy's case that impact liability. Include your opinion of the "worst case" of damages the company may have to pay to Virginia. (Points: 30)

Answer:
To: J. Doe, CEO
From: William Outlar, Consultant
Date: April 8, 2011
Re: Virginia Pollard Case

After reviewing the case there is a glaring issue that you had with Mrs. Pollard. The guys she worked with created a very hostile work environment that led to where we are now. Coupled with the supervisor being in on these activities and not being disciplined will be a hard sell to a judge or jury. Below I listed several elements that classify a hostile work environment;
Hostile Work Environment – Sexual Harassment
Five (5) general elements are classified as a hostile work environment
1.) The employee belongs to a protected class
2.) The employee was subjected to unwelcome harassment
3.) The harassment was based on gender
4.) The harassment was severe or pervasive enough to affect a term or condition of employment
5.) The employer knew or should have known about the harassment and failed to take prompt and effective…...

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