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exam 2 notes0001 - MHR Chap 14 Pgs 439-444 1 Employee...

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MHR Chap. 14 Pgs. 439-444 1) Employee Rights a) Right - ability to engage in conduct that is protected by law or social sanction free from interference by another party (such as an employer) *required by law Ex: employees have legal right to form a union b) Three categories of employee rights: i) Statutory Rights - a right protected by specific laws enacted by government (1) Key statutory right is protection from discrimination, under Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, sex, religion, national origin, age, handicap, etc.) (2) Protection from unsafe or unhealthy working conditions (OSHA) (3) EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) regulates employer conduct -Ex: Legal right toform unions and participate in union activities ii) Contractual Rights - a right based on laws of contracts -Contract-a legally binding promise between two or more competent parties (A breach of contract is subject to legal remedy) (1) Employment contract- a contract that spells out the terms of the employment relationship for both the employee and employer (a) Very small percentage of labor force works under employment contracts -Ex: employees covered by employment contracts: non-unionized public school teachers, college football coaches, actors in film/tv (b) Some contracts negotiated individually, others follow standard format (2) Significant number of labor force covered by union contracts-protects groups of unionized workers (13% of U.S. labor force us covered) (a) Provide some job security through seniority and union grievance procedures (i) Last in, first out in layoffs (ii) Disciplinary actions require due process- equal and fair application of a law or policy -Wrongful discharge- termination by an employee for reasons that are either illegal or inappropriate (3) Implied contracts- enter into a contract even when no formal contract exists (a) Legal remedies can be given when promises are not carried out (4) "just cause" places burden of proof on employer for justifying a termination iii) Other Rights- although employees may expect these rights, they may have no legal recourse if they feel these rights have been violated *not required by law (1) Right to Ethical Treatment (a) Psychological Contract - employees expect to be treated fairly and ethically when they provide a fair and reasonable amount of work (i) a code of ethics is a way to seal a psychological contract
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(i) Results in more productive employees (2) Limited right to Privacy- protects people from unreasonable or un warranted intrusions into their personal affairs (a) Personal file maintenance - a file maintained for each employee, containing the documentation of critical HR-related information, such as performance appraisals, salary history, disciplinary actions, and career milestones -access should be denied to all people except those managers who have a job related need to know certain information (b) Privacy Act of 1974 - guarantees the privacy of personnel files for employees of US federal government
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2009 for the course MGMT 4010 taught by Professor Jennings,t during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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exam 2 notes0001 - MHR Chap 14 Pgs 439-444 1 Employee...

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