Video Case Study: Equal Opportunity in Employment—Isiah Thomas

Watch the video case study and then
write a one- to two-page reflective paper (double spaced) on the following
questions while discussing the connections between business, law, politics, and

1. Discuss whether there should be a
different standard of behavior in the workplace compared to personal

2. According to the video, Isiah
Thomas put his arm around the victim, tried to kiss her on the cheek, called
her sexually charged names, and made her feel uncomfortable on the job. Discuss
how a court should determine what constitutes sexual harassment and what does
not. Should culture play any part in that determination?

3. As part of this case, Madison Square
Garden had to pay the victim because of retaliation – she was fired for
reporting the sexual harassment. In this case, the jury determined sexual
harassment occurred, that she complained to the appropriate parties, and was
fired for that. Given the dollar amounts discussed in the video, discuss the
risk that false sexual harassment claims might be filed and what might be done
to prevent that. 

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