Ensuring Privacy in the Harassment Complaint Process


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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 _____.

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1. 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?

2. 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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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of ensuring privacy during the harassment complaint process. To pass the quiz you will need to have an understanding of the importance of protecting privacy in these situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • Why it is important for a victim's privacy to be protected
  • The dangers of not protecting the privacy of an alleged harasser
  • How to store harassment records
  • What it is important to protect witnesses to sexual harassment

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on privacy in the harassment complaint process
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the privacy concerns of the alleged harasser and the privacy concerns of the victim
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding issues that may arise when privacy is not properly protected

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson entitled Ensuring Privacy in the Harassment Complaint Process. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the privacy concerns for victims and witnesses
  • Learn the privacy concerns of an alleged harasser
  • Understand how to ensure privacy for all parties
  • Learn related terms, such as defamation and retaliation