Understanding How to Identify Discrimination - Exercise

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Understanding How to Identify Discrimination - Exercise

Understanding How to Identify Discrimination

Duration: 10 to 15 minutes.

Answer the following questions and then discuss as a class.

  1. Which of the following is NOT one of the classes protected by harassment laws?
    1. Race
    2. Religion
    3. Age
    4. Disability
    5. National Origin
    6. Marital status
    7. Genetic Information
    8. Sex
  2. Which of the following is an offensive harassment action?
    1. A joke is sent through personal email that makes fun of certain races. An employee shares the joke with a few of his co-workers.
    2. A woman has a calendar hung up in her cubicle with pictures of firemen with limited clothing.
    3. A co-worker threatens an Asian employee because he feels that he was laid-off because the company needed an Asian employee to meet their quota.
    4. All of the above.
  3. Which of the following is NOT a discrimination offensive action?
    1. A hiring manager chooses not to hire a candidate because she is a blonde woman.
    2. A supervisor gives the male employees higher raises than the female employees.
    3. A supervisor gives a promotion to an employee that is the oldest on the team and has the most experience and is the most qualified person on the team.

Solution:

  1. F. Marital Status
  2. D. All of the Above
  3. C. The employee received the promotion because he or she was the most qualified candidate, not because of his or her age.
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