AM I ETHICAL?
Your supervisor at work currently is going through a nasty child custody battle with her ex-husband. Although you are a single male without children, you always listen empathetically to her troubles.
Last week, your supervisor, a CPA, asked you provocatively, “How do you look so damn sexy this early in the morning?” Also, a few days later, she asked, “Would any of your cute guy friends want to hit the town Saturday night with a lonely woman like me?”
Your company does not have any policy guidelines concerning workplace dating or harassment.
Did your supervisor commit a discreditable act under the Code of Conduct?
- No, because her conduct is unlikely to constitute illegal sexual harassment
- No, because your company does not have any policies concerning flirting or employee dating
- Yes, because her actions are offensive and pervasive
- Yes, even though she did not make any threats concerning your pay or job security
The SOLUTION is revealed at the end of the chapter.