For this assessment, choose either option 1 or 2. You do not need to do both. You will apply one of these scenarios in the Instructions below. Both options will be graded using the same scoring guide.
You are the new HR manager for Java Corp. The company has just lost a sexual harassment lawsuit and damages included back pay, front pay, punitive damages, and attorneys fees. The plaintiff, Ms. Stapel, was a female manager who had a consensual sexual relationship with her male boss, Mr. Rowe. Both moved up in title and responsibility over the past 5 years. After the relationship ended, Mr. Rowe made several offensive comments to coworkers without Ms. Stapel being present and later, a number of other employees made offensive sexual comments directly to Ms. Stapel.
The company had a harassment policy but only referred someone who felt harassed to their immediate supervisor and provided no other avenues of complaint. Your first project for Java Corp. is to create a formal policy that will protect employees, the organization, and all stakeholders.