This quiz can be used by an employer to test its employees? knowledge of identifying behavior and conduct that qualifies as sexual harassment. It is important that a company's employees are provided with and are familiar with its policy regarding sexual harassment. This quiz ensures that a company's employees and supervisors are knowledgeable about sexual harassment and can identify situations in which it can occur. This document should be used by employers and administered to its employees periodically.
This quiz can be used by an employer to test its employees’ knowledge of identifying behavior and conduct that qualifies as sexual harassment. It is important that a company's employees are provided with and are familiar with its policy regarding sexual harassment. This quiz ensures that a company's employees and supervisors are knowledgeable about sexual harassment and can identify situations in which it can occur. This document should be used by employers and administered to its employees periodically. Identifying Sexual Harassment 1. Quid pro quo harassment is when a supervisor offers job benefits to an employee in exchange for sexual favors. a. True b. False 2. Hostile environment harassment is when an employee’s work environment includes without the employee’s participation unwanted and inappropriate displays and conduct of a sexual nature that do not result in a work-related benefit. a. True b. False 3. Displaying pornographic images, telling sexually oriented jokes and objectifying the opposite sex within the workplace are examples of hostile environment harassment. a. True b. False 4. A supervisor who requests that a subordinate employee engage in sexual conduct in exchange for a promotion is an example of quid pro quo harassment. a. True b. False 5. Susan is a subordinate to Kyle. Kyle insists that Susan come to his home to work on a work- related project over the weekend and that she spend the night so that they can work longer hours. Kyle tells her that if she agrees it will be viewed favorably on her next performance review. When Susan agrees, Kyle reminds her to bring her swimsuit so that they can relax in his hot tub at night. Can this be considered quid pro quo sexual harassment? a. Yes b. No 6. Barbara is the head of the marketing department. She supervises four women and two men. Barbara recently went to Las Vegas and attended an exotic male dancer show, and upon her return to the office she has private conversations with two of her female employees who also attended the same show in the past and discussed the sexual nature performances. The conversations took place during breaks and out of the earshot of the other employees in the department, but word leaked out to the remaining department employees about Barbara attending the show. Because of the sexual nature of the show, the fact that Barbara attended the show made some of the other employees uncomfortable. Can Barbara be held liable for creating a hostile work environment? a. Yes, it is likely that these facts would lead to her being held liable. b. No, it is unlikely that these facts would lead to her being held liable. © Copyright 2012 Docstoc Inc. 2 7. Only women can bring a sexual harassment claim. a. True b. False 8. A supervisor who receives a complaint from an employee regarding that employee being the subject of sexual harassment should only investigate the claim if the employee does not appear to have encouraged the harassment. a. True b. False 9. Because offensive conduct when ignored it is likely to stop on its own, it is an effective policy to only act to stop such conduct in extreme situations. a. True b. False 10. Cindy is Tony’s secretary. Tony tells Cindy that she will receive a raise if she engages in sexual conduct with him. Cindy consents and willingly spends several nights with Tony at a hotel. Tony follows through and gives Cindy a significant pay raise. Does Cindy have a claim for sexual harassment even though she willingly engaged in the activity and received an actual benefit? a. Yes b. No 11. Which of the following actions should a supervisor always engage in when a complaint of sexual harassment is filed with him/her? Circle all that apply. a. Report the claim to the human resources department. b. Commence a thorough investigation. c. Take disciplinary action where appropriate. d. Proceed with discretion and compassion concerning those involved. e. Do not jump to conclusions. © Copyright 2012 Docstoc Inc. 3 Answers: 1. True 2. True 3. True 4. True 5. Yes 6. No 7. False 8. False 9. False 10. Yes 11. A, B, C, D, E © Copyright 2012 Docstoc Inc. 4
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