A female Hispanic floriculture supervisor, Ana Mendez, has reported to Employee Relations that she has been sexually harassed by Ellis Wilson in which he has created a hostile working environment by frequently stopping by to see her at her worksite and constantly commenting on how sexy she is and pressing her to “just go for a few drinks” on too many occasions. She declares she has rejected his advances and informed him if he did not stop harassing her she would report it to management. He did not stop. Ellis’ position is that he happens to have work and audits to be done in areas where she happens to be. He does not believe any comments complimenting her should be taken as seriously because he is just a friendly type of guy. Ellis does not seem to realize when certain actions can be perceived as sexual harassment.
Employee Relations Manager, Roberto Miranda, discussed the matter with you. You direct Roberto to apply conflict resolution techniques in hopes of keeping the matter from accelerating into a full-fledged EEOC complaint. Smith has informed you he wants this matter resolved quietly and quickly.
What disciplinary action, you believe is warranted and why, please include references? Write in 3rd person.