chap04 TB - Chapter 4-Legal Framework of Equal Employment...

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Chapter 4—Legal Framework of Equal Employment MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Which of the following statements is TRUE? a. The United States has lagged behind most other developed nations in passing laws ban- ning employment discrimination. b. No major federal employment discrimination laws have been passed since the IRCA in 1986. c. Legislation aimed at reducing discrimination in employment has still not eliminated dis- criminatory practices. d. Anti-discrimination legislation impacts HR almost exclusively in the areas of hiring and selection. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 99 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: Legal Responsibilities TOP: Conceptual 2. Laws passed long before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that should have protected workers from em- ployment discrimination include all of the following EXCEPT a. the right to due process. b. freedom of speech. c. the abolition of slavery. d. equal protection under the law. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 100 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: Legal Responsibilities TOP: Conceptual 3. _____ is a broad concept holding that individuals should have equal treatment in all employment-re- lated actions. a. Equal employment opportunity b. Affirmative action c. Diversity management d. Cultural diversity ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 100 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: Legal Responsibilities TOP: Definitional 4. In its broad sense, discrimination means a. ethnocentrism. b. egalitarianism. c. recognizing differences among items or people. d. illegal employment practices. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 100 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: Legal Responsibilities TOP: Definitional 5. Individuals who fall within a group identified for protection under equal employment laws and regula- tions, are members of a/an a. oppressed minority. b. protected class.
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c. employment caste. d. special treatment class. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 100 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: Legal Responsibilities TOP: Definitional 6. Workers are protected by federal law against employment discrimination based on all the following characteristics EXCEPT a. age over 40. b. sexual orientation. c. religion. d. pregnancy. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 100-101 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking LOC: Legal Responsibilities TOP: Conceptual 7. A large commercial cleaning service in the Southwest requires all Hispanic applicants for supervisory positions to have a high school diploma from Mexico or from the U.S. or a G.E.D. U.S.-born applic- ants are not required to have a high school diploma or G.E.D. The purpose of this requirement is to in- sure that the Hispanic applicants speak English well enough to perform the job. This is an example of a. disparate treatment. b.
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