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not actual, but accepted in law as a substitute for whatever is otherwise required. Thus, anything the law finds to exist constructively will be treated by the law as though it were actually so. EXAMPLE: John Doe charges ABC Co. with sexual harassment in his discrimination complaint. In the hearing, DOAH found that Mr. Doe's direct manager sexually harassed him. That finding rendered ABC Co. "constructively knowledgeable" of sexual harassment in the workplace; and, thus, liable.