MGT 434 Week 4 DQ 2
You are the Office Manager for a marketing company. The company has Nights Out once a quarter. At these events, the President will cheer the group on with her comments about sales and other positive events. She will also acknowledge birthdays, anniversaries with the company and other employee related topics. Alcohol is served during the evening. Participation is not mandatory.
Ar the end of the year Nights Out, held on December 15, she has had a few drinks. When it is time for her to give her speech, she tells the group that she heard a great blonde joke on Letterman. Before she tells the joke, she tells Sandy, her admin, not to get too upset with her blonde joke.
She tells the joke. It is not funny and, in reality, is quite dumb. People groan at the punch line.
Two days later, word filters to you that blonde jokes are now being posted on the company's intranet. They have become quite crude and dirty, placing Sandra as the blonde in the joke.
Sandy comes to you and says that she is offended by the jokes. She says that people have told her that she can go to EEOC and file a claim for sexual harassment and hostile work environment. You tell her that you are gong to investigate the matter.
When you do, you learn that the jokes were primarily posted by the IT night crew. You contact the team leader of IT. You confront her about the jokes and say that people will have to be disciplined for such problematic conduct..
Upon hearing that, the team leader says to you: "Well, we all take the same punishment as the President.
How do you handle this situation.
Please use legal support to sustain your analysis.