Taking Action When Retaliation Occurs - Exercise

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Taking Action When Retaliation Occurs - Exercise

Taking Action When Retaliation Occurs

Duration: 15 to 20 minutes.

In this exercise, you will demonstrate your knowledge about what to do when retaliation occurs.

Answer the following questions.

  1. True or False: Retaliation is different from harassment and has a completely different process for reporting.

  2. Would the persons in the following scenarios be guilty of retaliation?
    1. Scenario 1: Sam listens to a group of colleagues complaining about a woman that just filed a grievance against their boss. The group makes fun of the woman and says that she should be fired. They also discuss how each of them could make her work more difficult. Sam does not want to get involved and just sits in silence.

    2. Scenario 2: Karen has recently been accused of sexually harassing her employee Sara. Karen is very embarrassed by the accusation because she is worried what the rest of the company will treat her differently if they know she is gay. Karen tells certain people that Sara is gay and that she filed a complaint after Karen rejected her.

    3. Scenario 3: Jack is Daniel's supervisor. Daniel filed a harassment grievance with Jack helping him. Jack wants to do everything possible to keep Daniel safe from retaliation. He holds a meeting with his department telling his employees that Daniel has recently been sexually harassed and anyone treating him poorly will be severely punished.