Harassment Prevention Quiz

You must complete the quiz and submit in order to receive your certificate of completion for this course. 

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* 1. If you are accused of harassment by a co-worker, your employer can be sued but you can't be personally sued.

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* 2. Harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment.

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* 3. Harassment only includes conduct directed at someone or about someone because of being in a protected class.

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* 4. A single incident can be sufficient to create a hostile work environment.

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* 5. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

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* 6. Sexual harassment is the only type of harassment that is against the law in the workplace.

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* 7. Sexual harassment has to include conduct of a sexual nature.

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* 8. Discrimination for any reason is against the law.

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* 9. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects our freedom of speech; therefore, employees may legally say anything they want to at work without being disciplined for it.

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* 10. It's ok to make jokes about someone's race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. if you are of the same race, religion, or sexual orientation.

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* 11. Nicknames, such as calling older employees "Grandma" or "Grandpa," are permissible as long as no one complains.

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* 12. A group of women making fun of men is not harassment as long as no men hear them doing it.

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* 13. Talking about your sex life (or lack thereof) with your co-workers is allowable as long as everyone else is doing it.

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* 14. Asking a co-worker out on a date is considered to be sexual harassment.

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* 15. Employees can't be disciplined for emails they send to their friends at work because those emails are personal.

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* 16. It's legal to send sexual photos of yourself to your co-workers as long as it is done on your own time with your personal phone or computer.

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* 17. You can't be fired for things you post on Facebook.

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* 18. Staring at someone can be a form of harassment.

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* 19. Sexual harassment almost always involves some form of physical contact.

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* 20. In order for sexual harassment to occur, the harasser must sexually desire the victim.

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* 21. Heterosexual men cannot be found guilty of sexually harassing heterosexual men because there is no element of sexual desire.

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* 22. The harasser is always someone in a position of power (such as an employer or supervisor).

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* 23. Only employees are legally protected from harassment.

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* 24. Employees cannot be disciplined for inappropriate acts that occur off the worksite during non-working hours.

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* 25. Which of the following are considered to be "protected characteristics" in California? Select all that apply.

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* 26. In order for racial harassment to occur, the harasser must be of a different race than the victim.

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* 27. White people are protected from harassment and discrimination based on the color of their skin.

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* 28. Telling a subordinate he needs to marry the woman he lives with in order to make an honest woman out of her is ok because it has nothing to do with work.

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* 29. Physical disability is a protected characteristic which means people with physical disabilities cannot be fired from their jobs for any reason.

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* 30. A person with a mental disability must reveal the disability during the job interviewing process.

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* 31. Because employers cannot discriminate based on mental disability, job applicants who are impaired by conditions such as mental retardation must be hired.

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* 32. If you are a victim of harassment or discrimination at work and decide to quit instead of filling a complaint, you cannot later successfully sue the company for the harassment or discrimination.

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* 33. If an employee complains of harassment or discrimination, that person cannot be fired for any reason.

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* 34. The standard to determine whether someone has been harassed is whether they feel they have been harassed.

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* 35. Employers must investigate all claims of harassment, unless the victim requests that no investigation take place.

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* 36. Harassment claims do not have to be investigated if the employee never files a formal complaint.

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* 37. You must make complaints of harassment or discrimination to your immediate supervisor.

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* 38. If you complain of harassment, your identity cannot be revealed during or after the investigation.

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* 39. If you falsely accuse someone of harassment, you can be fired and/or sued for defamation.

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* 40. If you have been harassed at work, your employer must fire the person who harassed you.

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* 41. Enter the date and time completed the quiz.

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* 42. First and Last Name.

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* 43. Company Name

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* 44. Email Address

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* 45. Phone Number

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