Explain the difference between sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and sexual orientation discrimination, as those terms are used legally.

Project Part 1:

Answer each of the following 8 questions, in 1-2 paragraphs each. You can use your textbook, or other outside sources to answer these questions. Do not write a book – answer the questions succinctly.

  1. What must a person who is claiming they were harassed in the workplace allege in order to first state a case with the EEOC for each of the following types of harassment:
    1. Sexual harassment – quid pro quo
    2. Sexual harassment – hostile environment
    3. Religious harassment
    4. Racial harassment
  2. Explain the difference between sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and sexual orientation discrimination, as those terms are used legally.
  3. How does GINA protect a person whose mother died of breast cancer from employment discrimination?
  4. Provide one example of a behavior that could be found to be both a hostile environment and quid pro quo forms of sexual harassment at the same time.  Explain how a person could argue that this behavior at work was illegal.
  5. Give the main legal reason why every company should have a valid written policy against all forms of harassment (besides the fact it is the “right” thing to do.)
  6. Can an employer require that only females serve female customers and only males serve male customers?  Explain your answer using legal terms.
  7. How many employees must an employer or company have working for it to be subject to:
    1. the ADA
    2. Pregnancy Discrimination Act
    3. Title VII
    4. IRCA
    5. GINA
  8. Assume you work for a company that has a sexual anti-harassment policy, but not a religious, sexual orientation, or racial anti-harassment policy. Write a one-two paragraph statement to your boss (the HR Director), as to why you believe it would make sense to revamp the policy to include other forms of harassment. Include one example of a real situation where a policy may have protected a company from liability or stopped harassment from happening. (You will find case examples on the EEOC website). Cite that case/situation in your memo to your boss. Provide the amount of damages/fines the company in your example case had to pay as a result of failing to protect an employee from discrimination.
 

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