The following week, after SrA Williams makes an unrestricted report on the sexual assault, you overhear A1C Rogers state to Amn Gurganus that the reason SrA Williams was probably assaulted was due to the tight clothing she wears during off-duty hours. You decide to counsel A1C Rogers, and inform him that he needs to keep his own moral or personal biases in check. You also inform him that comments related to the victims style of dress, drinking activities, or personal choices are irrelevant and may severely impair the healing process. Based on what youve learned from the Human Relations Chapter and using the EPME Structured Thinking Process, your actions are MOST LIKELY considered to be.
A. Inappropriate. You should not have counseled A1C Rogers. By doing so, you have just given the issue of the assault more attention. It would have been better to ignore the comments A1C Rogers made. B. Appropriate. Although A1C Rogers opinion is the same as yours, you had to say something to him because the comment he made should not have been stated in the work center. He should have told his Friends privately. C. Inappropriate. A1C Rogers is correct in his assessment. Instead of counseling him, you should have counseled SrA Williams. She was the one wearing inappropriately tight clothes when she wasn t on duty. D. Appropriate. A1C Rogers is wrong for letting his personal biases become known in the work center. By stating them publically, he may create additional issues for SrA Williams in the healing process.