work conditions case study

Joe Petersen works at a local automobile dealership. He is 57 years old and suffers from arthritis. His boss, Joann Demeter, has Joe workin” rel=”nofollow”>ing in” rel=”nofollow”>in the Shippin” rel=”nofollow”>ing, Receivin” rel=”nofollow”>ing, and Inventory section. This section of the dealership is quite small and much of the storage of bulk material is located off in” rel=”nofollow”>in another buildin” rel=”nofollow”>ing, in” rel=”nofollow”>in an upstairs section, with low ceilin” rel=”nofollow”>ing beams. The area has no climate control. Joe is repeatedly tasked to carry up to 300 cases of oil filters up the stairs to the storage area, in” rel=”nofollow”>in temperatures that often exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Joe fin” rel=”nofollow”>inally tells Joann that he cannot carry such large numbers of items up to the overly hot area any more. He refuses because of the pain” rel=”nofollow”>in it causes his ankles, knees, and hips. He also states that the excessive heat is debilitatin” rel=”nofollow”>ing and he fears heat exhaustion or stroke. Ms. Demeter threatens to fire Joe. They both decide to go see the dealership manager with the HR representative present.Provide an analysis of the case:
1. Discuss possibilities and address the areas of concern as seen from an HR perspective. 2. Answer the followin” rel=”nofollow”>ing questions: as the HR representative, what would you advise? Why? are there any procedures you would in” rel=”nofollow”>instigate to improve the health of affected employees?

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