1: Penny lost her job as an electrical engineer with a large company that provided health insurance benefits for
Penny and her family. As a result:
a.Penny loses her health benefits automatically after her last day of work.
b.Penny is protected under Medicare which requires the federal government to pay for her continued health insurance for up to 18 months or until she gets a new job.
c.Under COBRA, Penny's employer must provide and pay for the continued health insurance for up to 18 months or until she gets a new job.
d.Penny is protected under COBRA, which allows her to continue her same health insurance coverage for up to 18 months, but she has to pay the full cost of the insurance.
2: Charlie had a bad day. He works at Target and was wrongly blamed for damaging merchandise by his manager. Charlie has a 1st Amendment right and cannot be fired for posting about his manager on Facebook, even if it includes negative comments about his clothing, and his wife.
3: Megan was employed by a large company. Her supervisor told her to falsify government reports. She refused and was fired. She sued for wrongful discharge. Her employer claimed that since Megan was an at-will employee, she had no legal right to claim it was liable for damages. Is the employer right?
a.Yes. An at-will employee does not have a legal right to claim wrongful discharge of employment.
b.Yes. As an employee, Megan owes a duty of loyalty to her employer. If the company was found to have acted illegally by falsifying the reports, it (not Megan) would be liable.
c.No. Even though Megan was an at-will employee, such employees may not be fired without just cause.
d.No. Although at-will employees do not have a great deal of rights relative to job security, they may not be legally fired for refusing to perform an illegal act.
4: Jennifer, age 22, applies for a job as an office manager for a group of medical doctors. The doctors do not hire her, explaining that they want someone older and more experienced. Jennifer can successfully sue under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
5: Workers at Thom Trucking just voted to form a union after management refused to raise their wages for 5 years. Under the law, the owners of Thom Trucking can refuse to negotiate with the union and force a lock out if they don't want to agree to higher wages.
6: Mary is the only woman working on the shop floor at the Tire Factory. On a daily basis, the manager of the Tire Factory taunts Mary with sexist jokes, and treats her very poorly in front of all her coworkers. This discriminatory behavior toward Mary is known as disparate impact.
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