Types of Workplace Harassment: Verbal, Nonverbal, Physical & Visual


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Mary's email is constantly full of lewd and offensive jokes sent to her by a coworker which has created a hostile work environment for her. What type of sexual harassment is this?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of physical harassment?

2. Lisa asked Henry out on a date. Unbeknownst to Lisa, Henry is married and was offended. What type of sexual harassment is this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How can you tell if your co-worker is simply being annoying or if his behavior amounts to harassment? Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of different types of workplace harassment. The questions present scenarios for you to analyze and determine the type of harassment being presented.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Types of sexual harassment
  • Physical harassment
  • Behavior that does not constitute harassment

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson regarding workplace harassment
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to analyze scenarios to determine the type of harassment presented
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of sexual harassment

Additional Learning

To learn more about workplace harassment, review the accompanying lesson, Types of Workplace Harassment: Verbal, Nonverbal, Physical & Visual. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define sexual harassment
  • Examine types of sexual harassment
  • Identify behaviors that equal harassment