Lonestar Case Essay

1478 Words Oct 8th, 2006 6 Pages
LONESTAR - CASE ANALYSIS
THE SHORT CYCLE PROCESS
Who?
Julia Martinez is a secretary that is been harassed by Ron French who happens to be her boss. However, Jack Decoste is the Manager that finds out about the situation. He is the decision maker. His responsibility as a manager is to help Julia with her situation
What?
Julia Martinez is not comfortable working with her boss. Her boss is making graphic comments and touching her when nobody is around. He is basically harassing her. However, it is her word against his because nobody has witnessed the incidents. This issue is of high significance for the organization. The company could be held responsible for what happens in the workplace.
Why?
Jack Decoste is involved in the situation
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In addition, there is an ethical issue of ignoring the problem.
On the other hand, if Julia is transferred to another department the employee morale could still be impacted negatively because a new secretary or even order co workers could suffer from Ron's sexual harassment. The ethical principles of the management team may be questioned. And again, the corporate image and the goodwill of the company will be affected if the situation goes public.
If the issue is promptly reported to the company's HR department an internal investigation may be useful. Julia could be helped and Ron could be sanctioned. By training employees about sexual harassment and what behaviors are not allowed in the work place all the decision criteria will be

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