CHAP15.TB - Chapter 15 Ethics Employee Rights and Employer...

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Chapter 15 Ethics, Employee Rights, and Employer Responsibilities True/False 1. A firm may use a polygraph test as a part of the application process if employee honesty is critical. Answer: False Page: 539 Moderate 2. One of the arguments against drug testing of employees is that many people believe drug tests are particularly intrusive of their privacy. Answer: True Page: 541 Easy 3. The philosophy of management toward employee rights is a critical variable in decisions made about employee rights in an organization. Answer: True Page: 543 Difficult 4. If the labor supply were plentiful, one would generally expect firms to be even more cautious about protecting employee rights. Answer: False Page: 544 Difficult 5. Ethics and values are not intimately related. Answer: False Page: 546 Moderate 6. There are no agreed-on ethical standards that guide all behavior in organizations because ethical behavior depends on what society considers the norm for such behavior and on who is judging the behavior. Answer: True Page: 546 Moderate 7. The domain of ethics reflects the "gray" area between legal and patently illegal actions. Answer: True Page: 546 Moderate
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Chapter 15—Ethics, Employee Rights, and Employer Responsibilities 8. An organization that wants to be perceived as ethical cannot simply hope that its members will act ethically; it must take action to ensure that individuals know what appropriate behavior entails. Answer: True Page: 546 Easy 9. Deciding what constitutes ethical conduct is, in general, easier for firms who operate internationally versus firms who only operate domestically. Answer: False Page: 548 Difficult 10. Antidiscrimination laws are employment laws that say all employment decisions should not be based on job-relevant factors such as skill, knowledge, and ability. Answer: True Page: 549 Easy 11. An implied contract can be inferred from oral statements made by superiors in the organization. Answer: True Page: 551 Moderate 12. The WARN Act requires firms to give advance notice before laying off workers. Answer: True Page: 556 Easy 13. Employees may form a union, but management has no obligation to bargain with the union. Answer: False Page: 556 Easy 14. Stakeholders can cause organizations conflict in fulfilling the expectations of every group. Answer: True Page: 558 Moderate 15. Chronic, major problems are symptoms of the problem employee. Answer: True Page: 561 Easy 16. Managers should counsel problem employees. Answer: True Page: 563 Easy 17. Offering encouragement and support is one way to manage problem employees. Answer: True Page: 563 Easy 15-2
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Chapter 15—Ethics, Employee Rights, and Employer Responsibilities 18. One way to deal with tardy/absent employees is to offer them flextime. Answer:
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CHAP15.TB - Chapter 15 Ethics Employee Rights and Employer...

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