(02I) Chapter 4 Crimes Against Person

Work Place Violence

What about violence in the workplace.

• Harassment and Discrimination

• Harassment is defined as: 1: a: Exhaust, Fatigue b: to annoy persistently. 2: to worry and impede by repeated raids. Source “Merriam-Webster Online”

• Many harassment complaints are initiated in the workplace.

• Sexual Harassment is defined as: Any unwelcome or unwanted sexual advance from another person.

• Harassment and Sexual Harassment -Scenarios -Who is the Victim? -One to one. -What about third party complaints?

Laws and Acts relevant to Workplace Violence, Harassment, and Discrimination

• Discrimination -Federal laws prohibiting Job Discrimination -Title VII Civil Rights Act 1964

• The Equal Pay Act of 1963 -Protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex based wage discrimination.

• Age Discrimination in Employment Act 1967 -Protects individuals who are 40 years or older.

• ADA American with Disabilities Act 1990 The Rehabilitation Act 1973

• The Civil Rights Act 1991 -provides monetary damages for cases of intentional employment discrimination.

Tort Law

• Tort Law restrains the authority of private investigators by a threat of a lawsuit and provides general parameters on reasonable conduct through case law.

• Torts Definition: A tort is a civil wrong – for which someone sues for money, damages or injunctive relief. The basic difference between torts and crimes relates to against whom each act is committed. Torts are usually committed by one person against another, whereas a crime is committed against the community, state, or nation although it may only affect one person. For a civil wrong to be a tort the injury need not be physical, it can be: Monetary. e.g., damages to vehicle during an accident Psychological. e.g., libel, slander, etc. Emotional. e.g., divorce, child support, etc.

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