How Employees Can Prevent Sexual Harassment


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Karen is a new staff member in the human resources department. She'll be responsible for taking sexual harassment complaints. During training, Karen notices that former complaints involved a 'pin-up' style calendar, lewd language and a request for a date in exchange for a favorable employment review. Karen learns that the complaints can be very different from one another, and that sexual harassment can be divided into this many general categories:

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1. Sam just founded a new company, and wants to provide a respectful workplace for his employees. When training his employees, what's the first step Sam should take toward empowering them to prevent sexual harassment?

2. Which of the following is NOT a mandatory procedure for employees to prevent sexual harassment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to recognize sexual harassment through this quiz and worksheet combination. Practice questions assess your knowledge of the steps to prevent sexual harassment, including empowering employees and setting policies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to determine your ability to:

  • Recognize instances of sexual harassment
  • Understand the steps that can prevent sexual harassment
  • Define a sexual harassment policy
  • Distinguish between types of sexual harassment

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice these skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about workplace behavior in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define a sexual harassment policy
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast quid pro quo sexual harassment and hostile environment sexual harassment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about preventing sexual harassment

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic in the lesson called How Employees Can Prevent Sexual Harassment. Topics include:

  • Prevention through knowledge of what comprises sexual harassment
  • Mandatory procedures for preventing sexual harassment
  • Using common sense to prevent harassment