Understanding EEOC Processes - Exercise

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Understanding EEOC Processes - Exercise

Understanding EEOC Processes

Duration: 20 to 30 minutes.

In this exercise, you will demonstrate your knowledge of EEOC.

Answer the following questions:

  1. In most states under federal law, how many days do you have to file a formal complaint with the EEOC after an act of harassment?
    1. 300
    2. 365
    3. 180
    4. 90

  2. The goal of an EEOC investigation is to determine whether the harassment is severe or __________?
    1. Pervasive
    2. Illegal
    3. Intentional

  3. Scenario 1: An employee shares a crude joke with his co-workers every morning and calls the women in his work area "sweetheart." What action would be most appropriate in this situation?
    1. File a complaint with the EEOC.
    2. File a grievance with the employer and use Four-Phase mediation.
    3. File a grievance with the employer and use Settlement Conference mediation
    4. File a lawsuit.

  4. Scenario 2: An employee is sexually harassed by a supervisor. This includes physical, unwanted behavior. The victim is embarrassed and does not want this information made public but is also emotionally scarred and wants retribution. What action would be most appropriate in this situation?
    1. File a complaint with the EEOC.
    2. File a grievance with the employer and use four-phase mediation.
    3. File a grievance with the employer and use settlement conference mediation.
    4. File a lawsuit.

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