Internet & Email Harassment at Work: Definitions & Examples


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What type of sexual harassment occurs if an employee emails offensive jokes of a sexual nature from his personal email account to company email accounts of fellow co-workers?

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1. Brady has been accused of 'quid pro quo sexual harassment' in the workplace, but Brady doesn't know what that is. As he thinks back, he realizes he may have engaged in a number of inappropriate behaviors while at work. Which of the following is the most likely reason Brady is accused of quid pro quo sexual harassment?

2. Mike is Michelle's assistant. Everyday, Michelle tells Mike he's handsome, asks personal questions about Mike's girlfriend, makes comments about Mike's workout routine and his physique, and tells Mike she'd like to date him. Mike has asked Michelle to stop, but she won't. Mike is miserable at work and tries to hide from Michelle. Which type of sexual harassment would conduct like Michelle's be considered?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With modern technology, the Internet and email have been used as tools for harassment in the work environment. This quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of examples of this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Different types of sexual harassment
  • An untrue statement concerning sexual harassment
  • Example of quid pro quo workplace sexual harassment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Internet and email harassment at work
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a type of sexual harassment that makes the work environment abusive or intimidating
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding examples of sexual harassment and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Internet and email harassment at work, review the corresponding lesson titled Internet & Email Harassment at Work: Definitions & Examples. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the different forms of harassment
  • Examine examples of harassment through email and the Internet
  • Pinpoint the importance of saving harassment emails