TJ_Comp 20_TB_Ch40

TJ_Comp 20_TB_Ch40 - Chapter 40EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY...

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Chapter 40—EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LAW TRUE/FALSE 1. Equal employment opportunity laws provide protection for minorities and women, but the disabled are not within the protection of the laws. ANS: F TOP: AICPA BB-Legal MSC: AACSB Analytic 2. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, is the principal law regulating equal employ- ment opportunities. ANS: T TOP: AICPA BB-Legal MSC: AACSB Analytic 3. Title VII applies to the hiring process, to discipline, discharge, promotion, and benefits. ANS: T TOP: AICPA BB-Legal MSC: AACSB Analytic 4. The two principal legal theories under which a plaintiff may prove a case of unlawful employment dis- crimination are disparate treatment and disparate impact. ANS: T TOP: AICPA BB-Legal MSC: AACSB Analytic 5. Proof of an employer's discriminatory motive is immaterial in a disparate treatment case. ANS: F TOP: AICPA BB-Legal MSC: AACSB Analytic 6. A disparate impact exists when an employer's facially neutral employment practices have a signific- antly adverse impact on a protected group and the practice is not shown to be job related and neces- sary. ANS: T TOP: AICPA BB-Legal MSC: AACSB Analytic 7. In a disparate impact case, proof that the employer did not intend to discriminate is a complete de- fense. ANS: F TOP: AICPA BB-Legal MSC: AACSB Analytic 8. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) establishes equal opportunity policy under the laws that it administers. ANS: T TOP: AICPA BB-Legal MSC: AACSB Analytic 9. If a state or local Equal Employment Opportunity agency (EEO) exists, a party charging discrimina- tion must first file a complaint with that agency before filing a charge with the EEOC. ANS: T TOP: AICPA BB-Legal MSC: AACSB Analytic 10. Generally, the EEOC attempts to remedy an unlawful practice through conciliation. ANS: T TOP: AICPA BB-Legal MSC: AACSB Analytic
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11. To successfully pursue a Title VII lawsuit, the plaintiff generally must belong to a protected class. ANS: T TOP: AICPA BB-Legal MSC: AACSB Analytic 12. Under Title VII, whites are protected against discrimination because of race and color. ANS: T TOP: AICPA BB-Legal MSC: AACSB Analytic 13. Title VII requires that employers make reasonable efforts to accommodate their employees' religious practices. ANS: T TOP: AICPA BB-Legal MSC: AACSB Analytic 14. Religious societies may not grant hiring preferences to members of their religion. ANS: F TOP: AICPA BB-Legal MSC: AACSB Analytic 15. Criteria used to make employment decisions that have a disparate impact on women, for example, height requirements, must be job related. ANS: T TOP: AICPA BB-Legal MSC: AACSB Analytic 16. Pregnant women are entitled to the same benefits as other disabled workers. ANS: T
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TJ_Comp 20_TB_Ch40 - Chapter 40EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY...

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