Emotional & Professional Effects of Sexual Harassment


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Susan is the managing partner of a medium-sized law firm. She just found out one of the attorneys has been sexually harassing one of the paralegals for several months. She wants to fully address the situation with everyone affected, but isn't sure who that is. Which of the following is typically NOT affected by workplace sexual harassment?

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1. John is the perpetrator of sexual harassment at his job in a retail store. The harassment was reported, and John suffered several ramifications. Which of the following is the most likely PROFESSIONAL consequence for perpetrators of workplace sexual harassment?

2. How may an observer of sexual harassment be emotionally affected by sexual harassment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sexual harassment is a very serious issue, and this quiz deals with the effects of going through it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test your ability to:

  • Determine which of the options is not affected by workplace sexual harassment
  • Recognize a possible consequence of workplace sexual harassment
  • Understand a way in which an observer may be emotionally affected by sexual harassment
  • Know what is not a probable effect on a sexual harassment victim
  • Remember the organization where workplace sexual harassment charges are filed

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw relevant information from the sexual harassment lesson
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider who is or is not affected by workplace harassment
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about the effects of sexual harassment

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Emotional & Professional Effects of Sexual Harassment can help you delve further into this topic and covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how sexual harassment affects the target
  • Explore the effect it has on possible observers
  • Examine how it affects employers
  • Explain the possible effects on the harasser