Workplace Dilemma

Essay by nascar60University, Bachelor's June 2006

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Professional Workplace Dilemma

There are many professional workplace dilemmas that I can write about and that's what has made this paper a little difficult to start. I am employed at Loma Linda University Medical Center in the Department of Respiratory Care. This alone opens up many opportunities for ethical issues to arise. The one that I can remember the most about has to do with alleged sexual harassment by a co-worker. The whole scenario is one that we as employees will remember for a long time and those of us as supervisors definitely had a learning experience.

The person involved was a staff therapist in his 50's who had been at LLUMC for over 20 years at the time. He also taught at Life Support Education, we as fellow staff loved him as he always helped us get through ACLS, PALS and NRP. We all thought of DC as just a goofy good old boy from Iowa who sometimes would say things that we just blew off.

Well all that changed with the new harassment free workplace laws. You see DC used to say things like "if you don't pass this I will spank you" and we just laughed. Then the new generation came to work. And one young girl was in PALS and DC said his usual. Well the usual joking didn't set well with her and so it began. The first thing we noticed was that DC suddenly was taken off the schedule, and no one would say why, and since I made out the schedule I was certainly surprised by this. The next thing was that some of us were requested to go to Human Resources and speak with the lady in charge of the "investigation". But all during this we were never told what it was...