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Old Smoke Essay

789 words - 4 pages

1. Explain how you would handle this situation if you were Charles Renfold.
Charles Renfold has a report due right away and Darlene is refusing to do this report in the room where Alice and Frank have been smoking. Even though they are respectful to not smoke while she is in there the residue of the smoke still remains in spite of them opening the window to air out the room. Charles realizes that the law is his state requires him to provide a smoke free environment when the employee desires it. If I were Charles I would provide another area in which Darlene could do the necessary report. Darlene is in titled to have her moral and human rights respected by her employer. She does not have to ...view middle of the document...

The smokers can smoke all they want at designated times in their designated spot out side of the building. What about when it is cold? Put on a coat and puff away. Remember this is their habit and they have to suffer the consequences.
3. Explain how this case would change if what bothers Darlene is not old smoke but the smell of Alice’s perfume or Frank’s body odor.
In this case it is not a law that would have precedence. In Frank’s case with the body odor it would have to be handled delicately between Human Resources and the health and safety nurse of the company. There would need to be a meeting of these two departments about how they would approach Frank in a way that would be respectful of his moral and human rights. It would need to be explained that his body odor was becoming offensive to his co-workers. He could have a medical problem that the company does not know about and might need to see his healthcare provider.
As far as Alice and her strong perfume it could be as simple as talking to her and suggesting that she does not wear so much of it because it is...

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