Sitting in her office late on Friday afternoon, CEO Nancy Warner thought about how happy she
was to have the job. “The opportunity to do what I love to do and find ways to make Community
Hospital a great place to work has given me purpose in life,” she thought. Community Hospital
in rural Oklahoma is the only hospital immediately accessible to the area’s 40,000 inhabitants.
Nancy Warner grew up on a farm in the area, went to a local community college to be a nurse, got
a master’s degree in health management, and a year and half ago became the CEO of Community
Hospital. She loved the opportunity and believed that part of her job was to make employees feel
appreciated and enable them to be good employees.
Later, on Friday afternoon, Nancy’s good week changed suddenly. HR Director Ted Perry
brought to her attention a problem with employee Joe Trosh. Joe, a maintenance worker, had
been reprimanded by his supervisor for his tardiness, and during a meeting with HR Director Perry
to discuss his attendance problems, HR Director Perry noticed a bulge under Joe’s work jacket.
Upon inquiry, Joe stated that he had a permit to carry a concealed handgun. He went on to say
that several of his fellow employees were not easy to get along with and on occasion they might
“fly off the handle.”
He wanted to be prepared just in case something happened. He pointed out most of the
maintenance workers were “good old boys” with gun racks in their pick-up trucks that they had
parked in the employee parking areas. Joe told HR director Perry and his supervisor, “the law
allows me to carry a concealed weapon for self-defense purposes.” Joe Trosh was on occasion
had been subjected to “Addiction jokes” from fellow employees. He is Native American and
enjoys going to the casino nearby and gambling in general. He speaks often of his gambling
pursuits to his co-workers. Some of the hospital employees did not appreciate the presence of a
gambling casino at a nearby reservation because the casino provided little tax revenue to the local
community yet provided an unhealthy, addictive behavior.
Joe had worked for the hospital for approximately five years and was considered to be a competent
employee. An investigation revealed that several other Native American employees who visit
the nearby casino said they had been “harassed by co-workers” for indulging in an addiction
to gambling. Nancy Warner was disturbed about these developments.
1. Do you believe that Joe Trosh has the right to carry a concealed weapon in the hospital
due to being harassed for visiting casinos?
Part IA: The Purpose of the Report and the Problem
The purpose of the report is to solve the problem of whether or not Joe Trosh has the
right to carry a concealed weapon in the hospital as a reason for self-defense against
discrimination and harassment from the staff of a rural hospital in Oklahoma. According to the
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, harassment is “ PLACE A STATEMENT
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission outlined that “harassment ’’ on the
basis of race/color discrimination means [Write in your own words the EEOC definition for
harassment here. Check this link to help you explain the definition.
Hirsch (2018) stated regarding the impact of discrimination on , “Write a statement from the
Hirsch Article here. Check out this link for help: https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/hr-
Harassment based on stereotypes can affect an organization’s decision making process in
many ways such as [Write in your own words haw harassment based on stereotyped can
affect an organization’s decision making process.]
It is important for managers to have knowledge of the Second Amendment right to bear
arms and U.S. Supreme Court Cases that examined this issue because it will protect the hospital
from legal issues [Mention the name of a U.S. Supreme court case on the Second
Amendment Right to bear arms. See this link for more information:
A potential legal issue the Supervisor must consider is how to handle discipline decisions
that involve employees who have experienced discrimination through harassment by co-workers.
According to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, it is “ Place a quote from the Oklahoma Self-
Defense Act. See this link for more information of the Oklahoma Defense Act or page 4 of
the lecture notes on Part 1 A of the research project.”
Part 1B The Research Experience
To perform my research, I began with online research. I used Google and searched for articles on
[Write the various topics or issues that were discussed about the case scenario here.]. I have
found five sources that were helpful in completing my report. The article [write the name of an
article either listed in 1A or found by you that discusses one of these topics: right to bear harms,
discrimination or harassment based on discrimination], explains that [finish this sentence with a
short explanation of the article.] The article, [mention the name of the article] is useful for Part
II and Part III of my report because [Give a final reason why this article will be help for writing
the recommendation section of the research project].
The Cornell Law School websites provide information for [ write an explanation on how
this website is helpful] . This resource will be useful for Part IV, when I’m making my personal
I also found it helpful to read [name the statue for the Oklahoma Defense statute and why
it will be useful for your research]
My last resource is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This website explains
in detail the legal issues of [write the legal issues here and how this information is helpful for research.