Responding to Employment Discrimination Class Discussion

I’m studying for my Business Law class and need an explanation.

Read five of the group posts and for each one, reply with 1) if you think the company did a good job responding to the incident, and 2) your estimate (guess) how much money the company could lose if there was a lawsuit because of the incident. Vote for the worst one – not the worst post — the worst case of discrimination/harassment.

• I will attach group 1-16s’ discussion posts in a document. You only have to choose 5 discussions that you want to reply to. Don’t have to read 16 discussions. Replies don’t have to be long .

The discussion was about the personal experience of Employment Discrimination. The questions were:

1. What’s the worst incident of discrimination/harassment you’ve witnessed or heard about where you work? If you can’t think of one, then for sure you’ve heard of one from a friend. If you still can’t think of one, make something up – no one will know. Please change ALL of the names or I/we could get in trouble. Even worse — we could lose a donor. 2. Why do you think it happened? — because one person was just racist/sexist/whateverist — because the work culture tolerates it — because the workers don’t complain about it? 3. Did a supervisor or manager know about it? How did the management respond, if at all? 4. If you were the manager and the same thing happened, what action would you take to stop it and make sure it doesn’t happen again?

• Again, you don’t have to answer the questions above. I just wrote it to let you know what the discussions were about. You just have to reply to 5 group discussions on the document with 1) if you think the company did a good job responding to the incident, and 2) your estimate (guess) how much money the company could lose if there was a lawsuit because of the incident that I am attaching.

• Please write group # in front each discussion so I know what groups to reply

• Examples of replies are like:

Example 1

1.) With all that evidence, the supervisors/managers should’ve taken it to corporate instead of disregarding it for how is as a person. They should take the extra step in doing so to prevent anyone else from being discriminated in the workplace.

2) If a lawsuit were to happen, they would lose about $75,000 or more depending on other fees.

Example 2

1) I agree that management needed to take immediate action and have the separate meetings with both Taylor and Susan. Hopefully, that would’ve shown Susan its a serious issue that is being investigated. I believe management did a terrible job of responding to the incident, but the group solution is a great way to respond.

2) The lawsuit could’ve ranged $100,000 to $300,000 depending on how many others were harassed and how long this has been going on, especially if the complaints were made to human resources and nothing was resolved.

Example 3

So clearly the management of the company failed in this scenario. They should never have turned a blind eye to it. they should handle every case seriously and have a talk with him.

This is a case that could have been solved early and with low to no cost. if it escalates I could imagine that this case could end up costing the company up to $70 000 in compensation for you. Taking in consideration that you field a claim and nothing got done.