What is Sex Discrimination in the Workplace? - Definition, Laws & Examples


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What federal law prohibits sex discrimination?

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1. Which federal organization is charged with enforcement of Title VII?

2. What is quid pro quo sexual harassment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sex discrimination is an important issue that everyone entering the job force needs to understand. The quiz questions will check your comprehension of topics such as the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination and the federal organization tasked with enforcing it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessments will require you to review:

  • The federal law that prohibits sex discrimination
  • The definitions of 'quid pro quo' sexual harassment and hostile workplace environment
  • How federal law protects job applicants and employees from discrimination based upon their affiliation with an organization perceived as gender-specific

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about sex discrimination in the workplace in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding types of sexual harassment and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access your knowledge regarding the federal organization that enforces the law prohibiting sex discrimination

Additional Learning

Study the lesson entitled What is Sex Discrimination in the Workplace? - Definition, Laws & Examples to get more insight into this subject. Covered objectives include the following:

  • Define sex discrimination
  • Differentiate between types of sex discrimination in the workplace
  • Give specific examples of sexual harassment