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Recently, there is a scandal or legal issue that is taking place with Bishop Eddie Long in Atlanta, GA.

How can you discuss a legal aspect of harassment in this case? Even though this is being viewed as sexual harassment and I'm sure more could this be used as a diversity issue? If so, would the actual diversity issue be the harassment? How could you analyze the legal concerns.

Would and could this also be a present issue taking place in the current work place or corporate america? ... In my opinion although this might not be the exact same but HP no longer has CEO Mark Hurd due to breaking the ethics code due to dealing with a female which consisted of sexual harassment as well. Overall how do you manage these diversity issues within your workplace.

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We should first define both diversity and sexual harassment to determine whether or not both fit in this case. Diversity in the workforce means employing people without discrimination on the basis of gender, age and ethnic or racial background. Since one of the accusers is or was an employee of the pastor, this might fit; however, it is a stretch.
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2010), the definition of sexual harassment unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. This may come from a supervisor, a co-worker, a client, or customer.
In this case, it seems to be more of a quid-pro-quo since the accusers gained monetary items for performing sexual favors (i.e. the Ford Mustang, a job, and other gifts). Meaning, if you do this for me, I will give you something in return. People who hold influential positions are held accountable for their actions; this is true in this case as the minors may have been cohearsed by their pastor.
The legal aspects of harassment:
Because the line between sexual harassment is poor, an employer, or as in this case the Pastor (who did employ one of the accusers), one must ask the following questions to determine whether or not this was harassment or voluntary and must be sure that the behavior is sexual harassment or ...

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Legal issue analysis for diversity issues are examined.

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