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Sexual Harassment

I need help answering questions pertaining to the case study of Ellison vs Brady on the attached PDF.

1) Was the court's use of the "reasonable victim" standard? Explain.

2) Does this standard create problems for management? If so, what are they? If not, why not?

3) Was Ellison being "overly sensitive"? What would you have done if you had been the supervisor to whom she reported the incidents?

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I need help answering questions pertaining to the case study of Ellison vs Brady on the attached PDF.

1) Was the court's use of the "reasonable victim" standard? Explain.
The court set a reasonable woman standard for cases of harassment. The standard was set by the court to view the behavior from the perspective of the victim and not the person who was harassing them. This has helped discount the notion that all sexual harassment is harmless flirting. This standard is used to decide if a woman was idiosyncratic or hypertensive but a reasonable woman would have a similar reaction. The harassment should be viewed from the point of view of the harassment or stalking victim. The experience of harassment of the target employee is ...

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