Lesson 1

Sexual harassment at work occurs whenever ___ on the basis of gender affects a person's job. a. irresponsible behaviorb. unbecoming conductc. unnecessary behaviord. unwelcome conduct

d. unwelcome conduct

Determine the two basic types of sexual harassment as defined by the law.a. Behavior/hostile actionsb. Pro bono/harassmentc. Quid pro quo/hostile environmentd. Sexual harassment of men/sexual harassment of women

c. Quid pro quo/hostile environment

A coworker who does NOT have control over other workers' employment can commit quid pro quo sexual harassment. T/F

False "Quid pro Quo" can only be committed by someone who controls the victim's employment destiny.

Asking a coworker, in a proper manner, to go out on a date is a form of sexual harassment. T/F

False Asking a coworker on a date is not a form of sexual harassment as long as the invitation is presented in a civil manner and not knowingly unwelcome.

Listed here are nine possible ways a sexually hostile work environment can be created. Which item(s) from the list may NOT belong?I. Discussing sexual activitiesII. Unnecessary touchingIII. Commenting on physical attributesIV. Displaying sexually suggestive picturesV. Using demeaning or inappropriate termsVI. Using unseemly (distasteful) gesturesVII. Ostracizing workers of one gender by those of the otherVIII. Granting job favors to those who participate in consensual sexual activityIX. Using crude and offensive languagea. I., II, or III.b. III., IV, or V.c. V., VI., or VII.d. VII., VIII., or IXe. All items belong

e. All items belong. This list is the foundation for the possible ways of creating a sexually hostile environment. Consider that this behavior may occur in the classroom or school environment as well as on the job.

Courts now recognize the fact that men and women have different levels of ___ when it comes to behavior in the workplace. a. attitudeb. aptitudec. sensitivityd. understanding

c. sensitivity

In cases of sexual harassment, the courts often consider seven factors when determining whether or not a "hostile environment" has been created. One of these factors the courts often do NOT consider. From the list below, select the one item that the courts often do NOT consider.I. The severity of the conductII. The frequency of the unwelcome or discriminatory conductIII. Whether the harasser was previously disciplined in response to a complaintIV. Whether the conduct was physically threatening or humiliatingV. Whether the conduct unreasonably interfered with work performanceVI. The effect on the employee's well-beingVII. Whether the harasser was a superior in the organizationa. I.b. III.c. V.d. VII.

b. III. Employers are permitted to discipline their workers even if unlawful harassment did not occur. See

Only ___ conduct can result in sexual harassment.a. blatantly offensiveb. lewd and lasciviousc. sexuald. unwelcome

d. unwelcome

Due to the fact that legal boundaries concerning sexual harassment are so poorly drawn, the best course of action to follow in the workplace is simply to avoid all sexually offensive conduct. T/F

True

When an advance by a coworker is unwelcome, the recipient should respond with an outright, clear, and concise rejection. T/F

True Explain that, if one is not interested, one should let the other person know in no uncertain terms.

Incidents of sexual harassment should be reported ___.a. immediatelyb. provided that one's supervisor agrees with the accusation(s)c. soond. within one or two days

a. immediately

If one is a victim of sexual harassment, one should NOT do these three things:I. Blame oneself for someone else's behavior.II. Choose to ignore the behavior, unless it is truly non-offensive.III. Try to handle severe or recurring harassment oneselfT/F

True

In what year did the courts establish the "reasonable woman" rule concerning harassment situations?a. 1979b. 1991c. 1993d. 1995

b. 1991

The five possible disciplinary measures that may be imposed upon an employee found to be guilty of sexual harassment in the construction industry are: (1) An oral or written warning, (2) Deferral of a raise or promotion, (3) Demotion, (4) Suspension, and (5) Discharge. T/F

True

Women are the only victims of sexual harassment. T/F

False