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Quid Pro Quo Harassment: Definition & Examples

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Benjamin is the head waiter at a prestigious New York restaurant. He has about 30 waiters and waitresses working under him. Benjamin was recently accused of quid pro quo sexual harassment in the workplace. What is quid pro quo?

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1. Eliza is an English professor at a small college. She's known for her boisterous personality and her sometimes racy comments. She was recently accused of quid pro quo sexual harassment. Which of Eliza's actions likely led to the accusation of quid pro quo harassment?

2. Steven is Stephanie's supervisor. He told Stephanie he would give her a promotion if she would go on a weekend vacation with him. She refused, and filed a complaint with the company's human resources department. But now she's wondering if Steven really sexually harassed her, since she simply said no and walked away. Which of the following statements is correct regarding the legality of quid pro quo sexual harassment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students can use this quiz and worksheet to check their understanding of quid pro quo harassment. Test your knowledge of what quid pro quo is and some examples of this type of harassment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students interested in taking this quiz should know something about the following:

  • The definition of quid pro quo
  • Examples of quid pro quo
  • The legality of quid pro quo
  • The definition of sexual harassment

Skills Practiced

Students taking this quiz will be practicing the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - pull key information from the related social psychology lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of quid pro quo to identify/explain examples
  • Defining key concepts - define key phrases such as sexual harassment and quid pro quo
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the legality of quid pro quo

Additional Learning

For more information regarding sexual harassment, check out the accompanying lesson Quid Pro Quo Harassment: Definition & Examples. Students who complete this lesson will meet the objectives listed below:

  • Define sexual harassment and quid pro quo
  • Provide examples of quid pro quo
  • Learn about the legality of quid pro quo
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