Sexual Harassment Training Quiz: Trivia

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Sexual Harassment Training Quiz: Trivia

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

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A supervisor can claim sexual harassment against a subordinate employee even if the supervisor is in a position to fire the subordinate. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Specific sexual references or actions are not necessary for a situation to be defined as sexual harassment. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    If an incident of sexual harassment occurs at an official company function, the employer is liable even if the event is held after hours or off company property. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Sexual Harassment is a fault-based scheme and there is no liability where the harasser does not realize the offensive nature of their conduct or there is no intent to harass the victim.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Submission to the request for sexual favors negates the victim’s rights to file a sexual harassment complaint. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A sexual harassment lawsuit can be filed against an employee who discusses or gossips about a separate incident of sexual harassment that has happened within their company. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    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 Jake's 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. True or false: This is an example of both quid pro quo and hostile environment sexual harassment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    While having dinner with friends, Michelle was introduced to Sid, chair of the Biology Department. Both were attracted to each other, and before the evening was over, Sid and Michelle agreed to a date.    Sid and Michelle had a wonderful time when they went out the first time. During the evening, Michelle told Sid she hoped to be admitted to his department as a graduate student and land a position as a teaching assistant. Sid told her she should send him a copy of her application and he would take care of it.   Michelle was admitted to the program and got a TA position. However, she soon found she had little time for socializing and felt Sid was too demanding. When Michelle didn't want to see Sid one weekend, he insisted that she "owed him." Michelle then told Sid that, from then on, their relationship was to be strictly professional. Sid still kept calling, hanging around outside her classes, and putting notes in her campus mailbox. Michelle begged him to stop, but he didn't, so she began avoiding him by staying away from campus as much as possible.   True or false: Michelle is not a victim of sexual harassment because her relationship with Sid was consensual.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Kerry worked as a records technician. During her initial training, she met Sterling, another trainee. Soon after, Sterling began to pester Kerry with unnecessary questions, hang around her desk and pressure her to have lunch with him alone. She consistently refused. Then he started asking her to have drinks with him after work. Each time, Kerry put him off. One day, Sterling handed her a note that said, "I cried over you last night and I'm totally drained today. I have never been in such turmoil." Kerry was shocked and frightened. She left the room, but Sterling followed, saying, "I really care for you, Kerry. Please talk with me!" Kerry called in sick the rest of that week.   That weekend, Sterling stuck a romantic card with a three-page letter in Kerry's home mailbox. One part of the letter said: "I really care for you and know that you are worth knowing with or without sex. I have enjoyed you so much over these past few months. Watching you. Experiencing you from oh so far away. Admiring your style and élan. I'll write again soon." Kerry became frantic and filed a grievance alleging sexual harassment. True or false: Sterling's actions do not constitute sexual harassment because he really cares for Kerry and wants a relationship even if it doesn't include sex.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    As she is entering the classroom, Sandy walks by the desk of her friend Bob, who is leaning over the desk to place his books underneath. She pats him on his behind with her hand, and says, "Nice butt." He looks up, horrified, and asks her to keep her hands to herself. She apologizes, and it never happens again.   Is this an example of hostile environment sexual harassment?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 12. 
    Stanley has a crush on his co-worker, Lisa. He asks her for dates several times, but she always says no. The last time Stanley asks, she tells him she isn't interested and wants him to stop asking her out. Although he stops asking her out, he starts watching her all the time. He stares at her when she's at her desk. He stares at her when she walks around the office. He seems to watch her every move. When she catches him staring at her (and sometimes checking out her body), he doesn't bother to look away — he just keeps looking. This goes on for months.   Is this an example of hostile environment sexual harassment?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 13. 
    Tom is a university employee. His department has a new student assistant, Suzi.  Tom shows interest in her, but Suzi doesn't seem interested. One evening when Tom is working late on a presentation for the Trustees, Suzi stops by after an evening class to pick up some papers she left at her desk. As she walks by, he stands up and grabs her, tries to kiss her, and when she protests and attempts to get away, he grabs her again and says, "Come on, you know you want me." Suzi escapes his grasp, runs away, and is so upset that she never returns to work in the department.   Is this an example of hostile environment sexual harassment?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

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