Understanding Retaliation - Exercise

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Understanding Retaliation - Exercise

Understanding Retaliation

Duration: 15 to 20 minutes.

In this exercise, you will demonstrate what you have learned about retaliation.

Answer the following questions:

  1. Which of the following is NOT an example of retaliation?
    1. Dumping garbage on a harassment victim's cubicle chair.
    2. Giving donuts to every person in the office except the victim.
    3. Temporarily assigning a victim to another department at the request of the victim.
    4. Suggesting that the victim might be happier at another company.

  2. Who can be guilty of retaliation? (Select all that apply.)
    1. Victim
    2. Accused harasser
    3. Supervisor
    4. Co-worker

  3. Jamie tells his co-worker Rob that he recently filed a sexual harassment complaint against their boss Kate because she is always flirting and touching Jamie. Rob starts laughing at Jamie and tells him he's a wimp and to send her attention to Rob if Jamie can't handle it. Is this retaliation by Rob?

  4. Kara recently filed a complaint against her co-worker Michael. She told the human resources department that Michael forced himself upon her after a work party. Michael is very embarrassed because he was drunk and thought that Kara liked him. He continues to try and talk Kara into dropping her complaint. He calls her multiple times a day, sends text messages, and waits for her in the parking lot. Is he guilty of retaliation?