Third-Party Sexual Harassment: Definition & Examples


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Jason is a pharmaceutical sales rep, meaning he visits many different offices to visit clients and make sales. He also visits drug companies, who want him to represent their products. He recently learned he's been accused of third-party sexual harassment, but he doesn't know the circumstances. Of the various business roles Jason plays, he should know the following does NOT fall within the definition of a third-party harasser:

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1. Tina owns a small business and is trying to do a better job establishing a respectful workplace for her employees. She recently attended a seminar on sexual harassment, where she learned about third-party sexual harassment. This was interesting to Tina since she uses a lot of suppliers in her business. Tina should know that the following is NOT correct about third-party harassment:

2. William owns a restaurant. He's just been informed that one of his bartenders, Wyatt, has been sexually harassed on several occasions by one of William's beer vendors. What type of action must William take regarding this third-party sexual harassment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These practice questions will help check your understanding of third party sexual harassment. You will be quizzed on specific definitions and forms of third party sexual harassment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Third party sexual harassment
  • An employer's role in this form of sexual harassment
  • The actions an employer must take
  • Who can be a third party sexual harasser
  • When an employer can be held liable for the harassment

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply what you've learned to discuss third party sexual harassment in more depth
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding third party sexual harassment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sexual harassment

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson on third party sexual harassment. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Define third party sexual harassment
  • Explore the role employers play in this form of sexual harassment
  • Understand the different types of third party sexual harassment
  • Examine the role of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission