Ch 1 -HR Legal Environment_Web (1)

Ch 1 -HR Legal Environment_Web (1) - Chapter 1 HR Legal...

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Chapter 1 HR Legal Environment 1
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Key Definitions Worker’s Compensation: A benefit paid to an employee who suffers a work-related injury or illness. Unemployment compensation: A benefit paid to an employee who involuntarily loses his/her employment without just cause Garnish(ment): A court-ordered method of debt collection in which a portion of a worker’s income is paid directly to one or more of that worker’s creditors. 2
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Employment Law The body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which addresses the legal rights of workers and their employers. 3
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Key Terms of Discrimination Adverse Impact When an employment practice negatively affects one class much more than another. Disparate Treatment An employer treats one individual differently from others because of that person’s race, sex, color, religion, national origin or some other protected characteristic. Disparate Impact An employer does not intentionally discriminate yet does something that gives one group an advantage over another . 4
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Key Terms of Harassment Hostile Work Environment Employee subjected to harassment in the work environment from co-workers, supervisors and/or customers Quid Pro Quo Employer makes employment decisions or promises preferential treatment in exchange for sexual favors Third Party Harassment Employee subjected to harassment from vendors and suppliers Sexual Harassment Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. 5
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII:  The specific section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that  outlaws discrimination in employment in any business on the basis of   race color religion sex , or  national origin . The Civil Rights Act of 1964 6
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 There are two possible defenses for charges of discrimination brought under the CRA: business necessity and bona fide occupational qualifications Business necessity defense is very narrow. To succeed, the employer must show that the practice is essential (relative to core competencies) to its business or an employment of certain category of employees may involve a safety hazard .
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2012 for the course HRAD 3783 taught by Professor Slevitch during the Spring '08 term at Oklahoma State.

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Ch 1 -HR Legal Environment_Web (1) - Chapter 1 HR Legal...

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