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sex harrassment

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Los Angeles Community College District

Preventing Sexual Harassment Mastery Test

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1 Sexual harassment only occurs when the victim is female.
 
A. True
 
correct answer B. False
 
Yes, sexual harassment can occur when the harassed is male or female. Your score is 100%.

2 In some circumstances, a single isolated incident of harassment may create a hostile and abusive environment.
 
correct answer A. True
 
B. False
 
Correct. In unusual circumstances, a single, severe incident of harassment may be sufficient to constitute a hostile environment. Your score is 100%.

3 Cherie, age 19, was recently hired to work in the instructors lounge with several older, co-workers and a supervisor. Two of her male co-workers find great "sport" in subjecting Cherie to a good deal of sexual teasing in front of the other employees. Cherie finds the behavior offensive but feels too frightened and powerless to stand up to her tormenters so she tries to ignore them. The men carry it to the point where, on several occasions, Cherie runs to the restroom in tears. While the harassing behavior is going on, other employees, including the supervisor, frequently make statements to these men such as "Why don’t you just leave her alone;" or "Can’t you see you are upsetting her;" or "Ok, enough is enough, it isn’t funny anymore. Give the kid a break." However, the teasing continues until Cherie finally transfers out of the department. If she files a sexual harassment complaint with the EEOC (Choose the best answer)
 
A. The employer cannot be held liable because it is not a case of quid pro quo sexual harassment.
 
B. The employer cannot be held liable because Cherie never took advantage of the organization’s complaint procedure.
 
C. All of the above.
 
correct answer D. None of the above.
 
Correct. An employer is responsible for acts of sexual harassment in the workplace where the employer (or its agents or supervisory employees) knows or should have known of the conduct, unless it can show that it took immediate and appropriate corrective action. Your score is 100%.

4 Conduct of a sexual nature must be severely or pervasively offensive as perceived by the standard of a "reasonable person" in order to be judged as hostile environment sexual harassment.
 
A. True
 
B. False
 
 

5 The laws prohibiting sexual harassment provide protection against retaliation, but only for those found to have been victims of sexual harassment.
 
A. True
 
correct answer B. False
 
Correct. Laws prohibiting sexual harassment provide protection against retaliation for anyone making a complaint or participating in an investigation of sexual harassment. Your score is 100%.

6 If a vendor or guest speaker on campus harasses a school employee, LACCD could be held liable for the sexually harassing behavior.
 
correct answer A. True
 
B. False
 
Yes, particularly if LACCD is made aware of the problem and does not do something to stop it. Your score is 100%.

7 The federal law on which most legal decisions regarding sexual harassment in the workplace are based is the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII).
 
correct answer A. True
 
incorrect answer B. False
 
Correct. The federal law on which most legal decisions regarding sexual harassment in the workplace are based is the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). Your score is 83%.

8 Calvin Lutz is the life of the lunchroom and loves to tell sexually-graphic stories to his friends and co-workers. He does not intend to offend anyone by telling his jokes. Calvin's behavior:
 
A. is unprofessional but no cause for concern
 
B. should be encouraged since it builds morale and no one has complained
 
C. cannot be sexual harassment, since he does not intend to offend
 
correct answer D. could contribute to a hostile and offensive working environment
 
Correct. Intent is not relevant in sexual harassment, it is the impact of the behavior that counts. Your score is 85%.

9 It's sexual harassment to tell a co-worker of the opposite sex that he/she looks nice.
 
A. True
 
correct answer B. False
 
Correct, it's perfectly appropriate to tell a co-worker that he or she looks nice, as long as your compliment does not have sexual overtones. Your score is 87%.

10 Sexual harassment occurs only when a boss tells a subordinate to provide sexual favors in order to keep his or her job.
 
A. True
 
correct answer B. False
 
Yes, sexual harassment occurs in a wide variety of forms, some mild, some severe. Your score is 88%.

11 When Michael's assistant files a charge of sexual harassment against him an investigation ensues. During the investigation Oscar, in Security, admits to the investigator that he has witnessed Michael engaging in sexually intimidating behavior towards his assistant. As a result of Oscar's statement, Michael receives disciplinary action. Several weeks later, Oscar is told "You are apparently seeing too much on this shift, the decision has been made to transfer you from your full time position to the part time night security position." Oscar may have grounds to file a complaint with the EEOC for retaliation.
 
correct answer A. True
 
incorrect answer B. False
 
Yes, sexual harassment makes the harasser feel more powerful by intimidating the target. Your score is 80%.

12 LACCD has a policy prohibiting sexual harassment and a procedure for filing a harassment complaint.
 
correct answer A. True
 
B. False
 
Correct. LACCD has a policy prohibiting sexual harassment and a procedure for filing a harassment complaint. Your score is 81%.

13 Howie Davis, facilities service supervisor, posts calendars featuring nude women in his office. The calendars:
 
A. can be left up unless someone complains
 
correct answer B. can contribute to a hostile working environment
 
C. is a form of Quid Pro Quo
 
D. are nobody's business but Howie's
 
Correct. These calendars can offend co-workers and can contribute to a hostile working environment. Your score is 83%.

14 The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued guidelines which explain that sexual harassment is a type of discrimination based on sex.
 
correct answer A. True
 
B. False
 
True, the EEOC Guidelines do not have the force of law, but they are used by the courts for guidance in sexual harassment cases. Your score is 84%.

15 Maggie Quinn, VP of Finance, is dating Timothy McKee, an accountant working in her department. Their relationship: (choose the best answer)
 
A. can lead to legal problems for both Maggie and her organization
 
B. is legal
 
C. is not prudent
 
correct answer D. all of the above
 
Correct, the affair is legal, but it is not prudent, since it can lead to legal problems for both Maggie and her organization. Your score is 85%.


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