For your first assignment in this Module, you will be considering sexual harassment in the workplace, a topic which has garnered a great deal of attention recently. Review the required readings in the background material and then prepare a memo to yourself as follows:

You are a newly assigned top HRM professional in your organization and you wish to review your organization’s sexual harassment policies and training. You will begin by identifying and explaining the key legal concepts in sexual harassment in the workplace. Then, using the background material and your own research, discuss aspects of recent developments in sexual harassment that are relevant to how your organization addresses sexual harassment in the workplace. Finally, identify and explain what you consider future developments in this topic will be and how your organization’s policies and training concerning sexual harassment will need to be adapted.

*****Assignment Expectations*****

Your memo should be 3 to 4 pages in length (not counting title and reference page) and should be submitted by the module due date.


Leskinen, E. A., Cortina, L. M., & Kabat, D. B. (2010). Gender harassment: Broadening our understanding of sex-based harassment at work. Law and Human Behavior, 35(1), 25-39. doi:10.1007/s10979-010-9241-5. Available in the Trident Online Library.

Movieclips. (2015, August 11). Office Space (1/5) movie clip: Did you get the memo? (1999) HD [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsLUidiYm0w&feature=youtu.be. Standard YouTube License.

Taub, A. (2017, November 29). How should we respond to sexual harassment? New York, NY: The New York Times. Available in the Trident Online Library.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (n.d.). Sexual Harassment. Retrieved from https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/sexual_harassment.cfm

******The criteria found in the grading rubric for this assignment****

  • Meets assignment requirements
  • Critical thinking
  • Writing and assignment organization
  • Use of sources and mechanics
  • Timeliness of assignment