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1 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 employment discrimina- tion 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-related 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 5. Individuals who fall within a group identified for protection under equal employment laws and regulations, are members of a/an
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6. Workers are protected by federal law against employment discrimination based on all the following characteristics EX- CEPT 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 applicants are not required to have a high school diploma or G.E.D. The purpose of this requirement is to insure that the Hispanic applicants speak English well enough to perform the job. This is an example of a. disparate treatment. b. a bona fide occupational requirement. c. disparate impact. d. a business necessity. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: Challenging REF: p. 101 OBJ: 1 NAT: AACSB Analytic LOC: Legal Responsibilities TOP: Application
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