A previous version of this article was presented as part of a symposium (R. L. Wiener, Chair) at the meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, April 2005.
Legal standards, ethical standards, and responses to social–sexual conduct at work†
Article first published online: 3 AUG 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume 26, Issue 6, pages 727–732, September 2005
How to Cite
Pierce, C. A. and Aguinis, H. (2005), Legal standards, ethical standards, and responses to social–sexual conduct at work. J. Organiz. Behav., 26: 727–732. doi: 10.1002/job.323
- Issue published online: 3 AUG 2005
- Article first published online: 3 AUG 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 FEB 2005
When individuals investigate a sexual harassment claim that stems from a dissolved workplace romance, their responses to the claim are likely influenced by their ethical standards and legal standards. We propose a person–situation interactionist decision-making process through which investigators' ethical standards may override legal standards when responding to social–sexual conduct at work. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.