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Harassment Policies & Procedures for Employees Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Barb would like to file a sexual harassment complaint against her boss. However, she works for a very small company and her boss serves as both the CEO and the human resources manager. Her company policies say all complaints should be filed with Barb's boss. Since Barb doesn't feel that making a complaint of sexual harassment to her employer will be effective, what can she do?

Question 2 2. Some of Juan's co-workers have been vocal about wanting better health benefits. Juan has not participated in those discussions, but will be happy if the company decides to grant better health coverage. Juan is then passed over for a promotion. Juan tries to file a complaint with the EEOC for retaliation, but he is told he is not a covered individual. Which of the following is a qualification to be a covered individual, and an element Juan is likely missing?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is a reason to maintain the confidentiality of a witness to sexual harassment?

Question 4 4. Anna would like to file a sexual harassment complaint against Andy, but she doesn't want to participate in the investigation or let anyone know she was the complaining party. Anna should know that the following is INCORRECT regarding a typical sexual harassment investigation:

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a mandatory procedure for employees to prevent sexual harassment?

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Question 6 6. Karen is a new staff member in the human resources department. She'll be responsible for taking sexual harassment complaints. During training, Karen notices that former complaints involved a 'pin-up' style calendar, lewd language and a request for a date in exchange for a favorable employment review. Karen learns that the complaints can be very different from one another, and that sexual harassment can be divided into this many general categories:

Question 7 7. In order to be protected from retaliation, which of the following is required?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT an example of employees using common sense in preventing sexual harassment?

Question 9 9. Sam just founded a new company, and wants to provide a respectful workplace for his employees. When training his employees, what's the first step Sam should take toward empowering them to prevent sexual harassment?

Question 10 10. Thomas is in charge of conducting sexual harassment investigations for his employer. He wants to keep all of the records private, but he has a very small office and is not sure where the files should be stored. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate place for Thomas to keep his sexual harassment investigation records?

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Question 11 11. What type of sexual harassment involves a request for a sexual favor in exchange for a positive employment action?

Question 12 12. Marla's small business has never had a human resources department or official employment policies. However, Marla decides she'd like to have a set of rules addressing sexual harassment. These rules are commonly referred to as:

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT a protected activity for purposes of retaliation?

Question 14 14. Shelly believes her company is retaliating against her because she gave a witness statement regarding a recent discrimination complaint against the company. She wants to file a retaliation complaint against her company. Shelly can file her charge with which of the following federal agencies?

Question 15 15. Brett was told by his supervisor, Brenda, that he would receive a promotion if he slept with her. Brett would like to file a sexual harassment complaint. Which of the following is the best policy for maintaining his privacy?

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Question 16 16. Andrea complained that she was being discriminated against at work. Soon afterward, she felt she was retaliated against. She cited several acts of retaliation. However, one of the following will NOT be considered an act of retaliation. Which one?

Question 17 17. Laura works in the accounting department of a large corporation. She filed a sexual harassment complaint against a coworker named Leon. When the HR director received the complaint, he interviewed other individuals in the accounting department to see if they had experienced similar problems with Leon. The HR director told the entire department that a complaint had been filed against Leon. What potential liability may result from not protecting the privacy of Leon during the investigation?

Question 18 18. Erika recently reported to her HR department that she was being sexually harassed by her manager. A couple of days following her conversation with the HR representative, Erika was let go from her position with the company. This is an example of _____.

Question 19 19. XYZ, Inc. has a sexual harassment policy that directs victims of sexual harassment to report the harassment to their direct supervisor. Is this provision advisable?

Question 20 20. What's one of the safest and most reliable sources an employee can turn to when figuring out what to do after suffering sexual harassment at work?

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