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Exercises

1: Bernard, an Icon employee, is due for a promotion within a short time. He has great people skills and is a technical expert. However, he is depressed about the fact that his boss, Ms. Liggett, and Michael Clayton, another employee, are carrying on a relationship. He believes that Ms. Liggett will choose Michael for the promotion instead of him because of her personal relationship with Michael.

How did Ms. Liggett’s behavior affect Michael?

2: One of your employees believes that the company should not worry about how he spends his personal time or whom he spends it with because it is his private life.

Explain to him the importance of the company’s dating policy.

3: You have become romantically involved with a co-worker. You find the relationship promising and you want to sustain it. If your company does not allow office romances, what are your options?
  1. Quit your job.

  2. End the relationship.

  3. Ignore your company policy.

  4. Request a transfer.

4: The best way to prevent sexual harassment is to _____________.
  1. not engage in any behavior that could be construed as offensive

  2. avoid any non-work-related topics of conversation

  3. not discuss personal issues with co-workers you don’t know well

  4. avoid any situation in which non-work-related issues are being discussed

5: List some of the personal information you should avoid sharing with your co-workers.




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