3. Jorge, a Honduran citizen living in the United States, accepted a summer job with a landscaping company. On his first day, Jorge broke a lawn mower, prompting the customer to yell at him. The customer called Jorge “stupid” and complained that foreign kids like Jorge were stealing jobs from hard-working Americans. Jorge did not see the customer again during the rest of the summer. Did the customer illegally harass Jorge?
- No. Because the customer does not work for the landscaping company, the company cannot be held legally responsible for the customerís conduct.
- No. Although the customerís conduct was offensive and was directed at Jorge because of his national origin, it was not sufficiently severe (very serious) or pervasive (frequent) to establish illegal harassment.
- No. Because Jorge is not an American citizen, he is not protected by U.S. employment discrimination laws.
- Yes. It is illegal to harass someone at work for any reason.