Hostile work environment

In this assignment, you will plan for tough conversations with two employees regarding a hostile work environment complaint. You will apply your knowledge of HR management principles and conduct research to help you plan for those conversations including the questions to ask, documentation, company liability, and reporting to other stakeholders.
Imagine you are the HR manager at a medium-sized financial services company. A female employee, Jennifer, comes to you very upset because her male coworker, Robert, has been making her uncomfortable lately by repeatedly asking her out on dates, even after she clearly said, “no.” This is the first time Jennifer has come to HR with an issue about a colleague, and there have not been any previous complaints regarding Robert’s behavior.
How would you handle this situation? Think about your plan of action, including how you would conduct conversations with Jennifer and Robert and how you would document and report your plan.
Note: Preview the scoring rubric and watch the instructor video first to ensure the correct completion of the assignment.
Download the Week 3 Assignment Template [DOCX]. This template will guide you through the planning steps for these tough conversations. Refer back to this page as needed to review the scenario, instructions, and rubric as you complete the assignment template.
Submit all work on the assignment template provided, including the sources list.
Utilize the scenario as provided. Do not add information or make assumptions.
Use your legal voice as you answer each section in the template. Use complete sentences and a professional tone. Do not use bullet points or include dialogue.
Format your assignment according to Strayer Writing Standards. It is suggested that you use the Strayer Grammar Library Guide as well as the Strayer Library Guide on plagiarism.
Use three (3) sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
Your textbook is considered a resource and the following websites are also useful sources of information to get you started:
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. No date. Harassment.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. No date. Facts about Sexual Harassment.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. No date. Checklists and Charts of Risk Factors for Employers.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Learning Outcome
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Create a plan for approaching tough conversations with employees, including a rationale for the most essential topics to cover.
Watch the video below to help you with your Week 3 Assignment 1: