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Is the following paragraph true or false? Jake supervises a staff of ten people. He holds required staff meetings every Thursday. For the past six months, Jake has reserved the first ten minutes of each staff meeting for what he calls a morale builder, during which the staff exchanges the latest jokes. The jokes are almost always of a sexual nature. Tom is a member of Jakes staff. He never participates in the morale builders and generally avoids them by arriving ten minutes late to staff meetings. Jake calls Tom into his office. He tells Tom that his habit of arriving late is unacceptable and warns him that he will receive a written reprimand the next time he is late. Tom tells Jake that the reason he arrives late is that he finds the dirty joke sessions offensive. Jake just repeats his warning.

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Asked by Tyler, Last updated: Jul 10, 2020

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Tammiemugala

Tammiemugala

Answered Jun 07, 2017

I agree this is a great way of explaining the difference in today's workplace
 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Jun 07, 2017

I agree this is a great way of explaining the difference in today's work place
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

True-true. this could be an example of both quid pro quo and hostile environment sexual harassment. jake is essentially requiring tom to cooperate with him in conducting inappropriate joke sessions and has threatened him with an adverse action (the letter of reprimand) if he doesnt cooperate. such conduct may be considered quid pro quo sexual harassment. it could also be an example of hostile environment sexual harassment because the joke sessions have occurred regularly over a period of six months, they are offensive to tom, and they interfere with his attendance at required staff meetings.
 

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