Workplace Compliance Training Series: Preventing Sexual Harassment Final Quiz

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Preventing Sexual HarassmentFinal Quiz - Supervisor - California Edition



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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The EEOC defines two types of sexual harassment.  Which type occurs when a supervisor asks for sexual favors from an employee in exchange for a promised benefit?
    • A. 

      Retaliation

    • B. 

      Quid Pro Quo

    • C. 

      Hostile Work Environment

  • 2. 
     If an employee complains to you about a co-worker who is making her feel uncomfortable by repeatedly asking her out on dates, but asks you to keep her complaint confidential, you should respect her wishes and wait for her to come to you again.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are not a protected characteristic under the FEHA?
    • A. 

      Medical Conditions

    • B. 

      Family Status

    • C. 

      Sexual Orientation

  • 4. 
    Jane has complained that she is tired of hearing about the sexual exploits of the men in her department and that it is affecting her job performance.  Do you have to respect her wishes and make it stop?
    • A. 

      No. The department has been very productive for the organization and you’d be better off finding someone who can fit in better.

    • B. 

      Yes. Jane has registered a valid hostile environment claim that you need to address.

    • C. 

      No. You have overheard some of the comments and feel that Jane is being a prude with her complaints. You’ll talk to her and set her straight.

  • 5. 
    Independent contractors who work on your premises cannot file harassment claims against your organization because both Title VII and the FEHA do not cover them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Lisa, your secretary, tells you that she’s three months pregnant and plans on taking the full 4 months of pregnancy disability leave and 3 months of CFRA bonding leave after the birth of her child because the law says she’s entitled to that entire amount of leave.  Is she correct?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    John yells and screams at all of his employees when things go wrong.  The females in his department are intimidated by his behavior and file a claim of sexual harassment.   Do they have a good chance of winning?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    When a court or government agency rejects an employee’s hostile environment claim, that ends any other claims made by the employee that were tied to the incidents surrounding the claim.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A shift change with no difference in responsibilities or compensation can’t qualify as an adverse employment action.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    If an employee participates in a sexual harassment investigation that the DFEH finds to have no merit, he/she is protected from being terminated for the next few years under the participation clause.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
     Evelyn was upset that she didn’t get a lucrative client account because it went to Tammy, who is dating Brian, their supervisor.  Evelyn filed a claim for sexual harassment.  Does she have a good chance of winning?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 12. 
    A male employee comes to you and complains about inappropriate comments and unwanted touching by a manager at one of his most lucrative clients. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Ensure the client is aware of your company policy regarding sexual harassment and that the policy extends to those you do business with. Emphasize the types of actions that are considered inappropriate.

    • B. 

      Tell him that there is nothing you can do — the client doesn’t work for you.

    • C. 

      Empathize with him and tell him you’ll transfer him off that account in the future.

  • 13. 
    Beth filed a sexual harassment claim against Tim, her supervisor.  An investigation concludes that Beth misinterpreted Tim’s actions and that Tim was not guilty of harassing Beth.  Then, Beth started missing project deadlines, and she says it’s because she can’t get the data she needs from her co-workers.  Tim wants to fire her due to her drop in productivity.  Is Tim going to run into trouble?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    The language and the jokes in the warehouse sometimes get really crude. Everyone seems to get along okay, but the guys razz Joe a good bit because he never cusses or tells dirty jokes.  When business drops, you decide that Joe needs to be terminated because he makes the most errors of anyone in the department.  Can you do so without running afoul of the law?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

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