Discriminatory Harassment

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    To qualify as sexual harassment, the parties have to be of the opposite gender.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    If the employee submits to the requests for sexual favors, they always nullify their rights to file a sexual harassment complaint.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Evidence of workplace rumors and/or gossip about a manager-employee affair is never enough to support a sexual harassment claim by the employee.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Claims as to the intent of the alleged harasser (i.e., “he didn't mean anything by it” or “he hugs all the women”) are considered when determining whether or not sexual harassment has occurred.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    “Pin-up” calendars, such as Playboy or Playgirl, are considered personal items and therefore not classified as sexual harassment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Pressuring another employee for social activity, even when no sexual references or indications are made, can still be considered sexual harassment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    There are certain situations (i.e. hearsay; denial by the rumored victim) where the supervisor is not required to investigate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A company can create standards and policy that are more stringent than the established laws against sexual harassment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Specific sexual references or actions are not necessary for a situation to be defined as sexual harassment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    It takes several incidents over a period of time to fully establish a hostile office environment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The company can be held liable for incidents of sexual harassment that occur at an official company function during business hours between two consenting parties.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    If an incident of sexual harassment occurs at an official company function, the employer can be liable even if the event is held after hours or off company property.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    If a victim of sexual harassment requests to the supervisor that they not file a report and that they can handle the situation themselves, the supervisor should agree to the victim’s wishes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Sexual harassment tends to be power-driven rather than sexually-driven.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Situations involving sexual harassment are usually self-contained, causing little to no effect on the rest of the company as a whole.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Submission to the request for sexual favors does not negate the victim’s rights to file a sexual harassment complaint.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    An employee’s conduct of posing nude for two magazines would bar her Title VII sexual harassment claim against her employer, who she alleged showed her pornographic film advertisements, talked about sex, and made lewd gestures towards her.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Pornographic pictures and sexually oriented jokes can constitute sexual harassment, but “pin-up” calendars in a place where only men are present, can not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The employer does not have an obligation to investigate a report of sexual harassment if the employer learns of the harassment from someone other than the victim (hearsay evidence) and the victim does not want any action taken.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    A company may establish a policy that states “even one instance of unwelcome sexual harassment or offensive behavior in the work place will be subject to disciplinary action,” even if the behavior does not meet the definition of sexual harassment. For example, a company can establish a zero tolerance policy for the use of profanity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Acts of aggression, intimidation, hostility, rudeness, name-calling, or other types of abusive conduct directed towards one gender can be sexual harassment, even though no sexual gestures or words are used.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    An employer cannot be held liable for sexual harassment which occurs at a company sponsored party or sports event when: The party or event is held away from the business premises and the party or event occurs after regular business hours.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    A prompt investigation followed by effective remedial action can help mitigate damages for a defendant employer in a sexual harassment lawsuit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    I know that if I feel that I am the victim of discriminatory harassment, I am to contact the corporate Human Resources department. 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      Yes

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