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Workplace Harassment

CASE FLYER, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
ET Cases, 4 pages

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Workplace Harassment

 

Expected Learning Outcomes

• The concept of workplace harassment and the role of B-schools in sensitizing potential managers towards harassment at workplace
• The role of HR in sensitizing employees towards workplace harassment
• The implications of workplace harassment on the employees and the organization

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Workplace Harassment: The Concept

1. Does the term workplace include only the designated office spaces or does it hold true for any setting/location where colleagues gather?
2. What according to you is offensive/derogatory/unacceptable workplace behavior both, professionally and personally? What are the initial indicators of unacceptable workplace behavior?
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Workplace Harassment

 

Synopsis

This case flyer focuses on the issue of workplace harassment and what constitutes acceptable workplace behavior. The article highlights the various unacceptable workplace behaviors and argues that male bosses should be vary in their choice of words, body language and even eye contact while interacting with their female colleagues, subordinates, etc. What may qualify as a casual remark for one employee may be interpreted as an objectionable statement by the other. What role should the HR play in cultivating sensitivity towards harassment at workplace? Is workplace harassment-country and culture sensitive? In many instances, it has been noticed that women have been the perpetrators of harassment. Do women get away easily in such scenarios as compared to their male counterparts?

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • • The concept of workplace harassment and the role of B-schools in sensitizing potential managers towards harassment at workplace
  • • The role of HR in sensitizing employees towards workplace harassment
  • • The implications of workplace harassment on the employees and the organization

 

Positioning and Setting

This case flyer can be used in the following course:

  • a) Human Resource Management – What determines ethical behaviour at work?
  • b) Organizational Behavior – Sexual Harassment – what qualifies as workplace harassment in general and sexual harassment in particular for both the male and female employees

 

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Abstract


This case flyer and the accompanying article1 enables a discussion on the long prevalent issue of workplace harassment, in general, and sexual harassment in particular. It provides a platform to debate on what qualifies as acceptable and unacceptable workplace behavior. What is the relation between individual learning and attitude and workplace harassment? What role should B-Schools play in sensitizing young potential managers towards workplace harassment? This case flyer discusses the role of HR in acclimatizing employees towards the concept of harassment at workplaces. Further, it provides a scope for deliberating on the influence of culture and countries on how individuals view workplace harassment. Finally, it enables a gripping debate on what should companies do when women themselves are the perpetrators of workplace harassment?



Pedagogical Objectives

  • To understand the concept of workplace harassment and the role of B-schools in sensitizing potential managers towards harassment at workplace
  • To understand the role of HR in sensitizing employees towards workplace harassment
  • To debate on the implications of workplace harassment on the employees and the organization


1 'In Workplaces: What's Appropriate, What's Not' The Economic Times, November 30th 2013



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