Discussion Board: What constitutes sexual harassment? EEOC case Love’s

Review the short case below and  answer the questions listed below as a basis for discussion with your classmates.  Guidelines are to complete each post before the due date with a minimum of 75 words. Include in your posts some concepts and vocabulary from the assigned document, textbook, and/or lecture slides to demonstrate your understanding of the lesson for the module.

Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, Inc. v. EEOC 

Two young female cashiers sued Love’s Travel Stops due to sex-based abuse by customers. The cashiers were sexually harassed by truck drivers, some of whom were regular customers of Love’s.  The conduct included unwanted touching and pressing, crude and obscene remarks, sexual innuendos, and demands for personal information.  Love’s knew about it but their managers claimed that harassment was to be expected because it was a truck stop and nothing could be done about it without it becoming a financial burden due to a loss of customers.

Who do you think won the case?  The female cashiers or Love’s?  Why?

(Bell, 2012) 

Part A: Your first post is due Wednesday and should end with an original question of your own for your classmates to answer.

Part B: Your additional posts, due no later than Sunday will include answering 2 of your classmates’ questions.