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There are 100 white male applicants for the job and 60 were selected. There were 20 African-American male applicants for the job and 10 were selected. Is there evidence for disparate impact against African-Americans based on the Four-FifthsRule?
Eighty white applicants and 40 black applicants applied for a set of job openings in your firm. Assume that you have hired 40 of 80 white applicants. In order to avoid an adverse impact, you should hire a minimum of _____ black applicants.
The OUCH test can be used when?
The O in the acronym for the OUCH test stands for what?
The U in the acronym for the OUCH test stands for what?
Which of the following is a law associated with veterans of the Vietnam War?
Rebecca has diabetes and is considered disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Her boss allows her to take breaks to eat, to take her medication, and to test her bloodsugar levels. These actions by her employer are _________.
Which of the following is a fundamental duty of a position defined by the ADA?
The Americans with Disabilities Act would generally protect someone who:
Under the ADA, an employee is disabled if the employee:
The ADA requires the employer to make _________ for employees with disabilities.
_____ are the fundamental duties of the position.
One of the most significant changes in EEO law under the Civil Rights Act of 1991 is:
When the Civil Rights Act was amended in 1991, quotas:
When the Civil Rights Act was amended in 1991, one major change included:
What is the term for damages designed to reprimand the employer when they intentionally inflicted harm on employees or applicants?
Bill, a Hispanic, gets 55 points on an exam and gets promoted based on the results of the exam while Sam, a white male in the same company, gets 62 points on the same exam and does not get promoted. What illegal activity might have occurred?
______ are monetary damages awarded by the court that are designed to punish the injuring party when they intentionally inflicted harm on others.
Catherine is a member of the National Guard. Her unit is being deployed to Afghanistan for six months. Her boss let her know that the company cannot hold her job for her while she is gone. She will be replaced as soon as she deploys and will have to find a new job at a different company when she returns. The actions of her boss are a violation of the _______.
The __________ protects military members when they are called away from their civilian job to perform military service.
Which group is USERRA associated with?
What law amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to extend the period of time in which an employee is allowed to file a lawsuit over pay discrimination?
Gary feels that he was sexually harassed by his boss on an offshore oil rig. He would generally have to file a complaint with the EEOC within _____ days of the incident, or he would not be able to file it at all.
______ is a situation where the organization takes an adverse employment action against an employee because the employee brought discrimination charges against the organization or supported someone who brought discrimination charges against the company.
Sarah filed a sexual harassment complaint against her supervisor. Afterward, she noticed that managers were treating her differently and putting increased pressure on her. Eventually, the situation became intolerable for Sarah and she voluntarily resigned from the organization. It is likely that Sarah experienced __________ for alleging sexual harassment.
Maxwell filed a sexual harassment complaint against his supervisor. Afterward, Maxwell's schedule was changed to the most undesirable shift and his work was constantly criticized. It is likely that Maxwell experienced _______ for alleging sexual harassment.
Which one of the following would require virtually all organizations with federal contracts to have an affirmative action plan?
What type of organization would be affected by Executive Order 11246?
Which of the following terms refers to an organization's intentional preference to hire or promote people in a particular protected group?
Discrimination against members of a majority group is association with what type of discrimination?
The Acme Global Corporation was ordered by a court to correct past discrimination within the organization. What the Acme Global Corporation is required implement as a result is a(n) __________ plan
What is a basic ability to think in unique and different ways and apply those thought processes to existing problems?
The Acme Global Corporation plans to create new policies designed to better serve a more diverse customer base. What the Acme Global Corporation has in mind is a(n) ________ plan.
Taylie, Ryan, and Paige are working together on a team. Each member is from a different culture and brings a different perspective on the work to the task. However, the group struggles with conflict to the point that creativity is stifled and the team's work becomes very difficult to accomplish. The team is experiencing _________.
Angie was threatened by her supervisor with a negative outcome for failure to submit to a sexual relationship. This is referred to as:
A female employee, over the objections of her colleagues, continues to display a Playgirl centerfold in her office. This could lead to a charge of:
Yelena stops by Amanda's desk to talk about an assignment. When Amanda turns to show Yelena something on the computer, Yelena begins to rub Amanda's shoulders. Amanda has told Yelena several times that this makes her feel uncomfortable and unable to concentrate on her work. Yelena's behavior is likely _________.
Allison told Neal, her assistant, that if he wanted her to recommend him for a promotion, he would need to accompany her to a conference and share a hotel room with her. This behavior is _______.
Under what act is sexual harassment covered?
Which law covers religious discrimination?
The OUCH test can only be applied to hiring principles and no other area of HRM.
Objective decisions are based on fact, cognitive knowledge, or quantifiable evidence.
The "consistent in effect" component of the OUCH test is difficult to assess.
If we are outside the Four-FifthsRule, we have automatically broken the law.
The OUCH test meets all requirements for a legal test.
The OUCH test is not perfect and should only be used as a guide for HR practices.
There is only one broad type of discrimination under the Civil Rights Act.
The Equal Pay Act stipulates "differences" that are legally allowable to justify pay inequality.
Any victim of EEO violations can bring federal charges against an employer alleging a pattern or practice of discrimination.
Punitive damages are meant to discourage employers from intentionally discriminating by providing for payments to the plaintiff beyond the actual damages suffered.
Purchasing equipment for an employee to perform their job is a form of a reasonable accommodation.
The ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act) prohibits discrimination against employees over 65 years of age.
The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act applies to all veterans.
The organization (the employer) never has a legally defensible argument in discrimination cases.
The BFOQ argument is always legally defensible.
Business necessity arguments must be combined with a test for job relatedness in order to be legally defensible.
Business necessity arguments are specifically prohibited as a defense to disparate treatment cases.
A Right-To-Sue notice from the EEOC gives the recipient the right to go directly to the courts with the complaint
Retaliation occurs in a situation where the organization takes an "adverse employment action" against an employee because the employee brought discrimination charges against the organization.
When an employee is put under such extreme pressure by management that continued employment becomes intolerable and, as a result, the employee quits or resigns from the organization, it is called constructive discharge.
Diversity programs are a series of policies, programs, and initiatives that have been instituted by various entities within both government and the private sector that are designed to prefer hiring of individuals from protected groups in certain circumstances in an attempt to mitigate past discrimination.
Sexual harassment involves welcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature..
Hostile environment harassment occurs when some type of benefit or punishment is made contingent upon the employee submitting to sexual advances.
Hostile work environment harassment occurs when someone's behavior at work creates an environment that is sexual in nature and that makes it difficult for someone of a particular sex to work in that environment.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on religion.
What does each letter of the OUCH test stand for?
The Equal Pay Act requires that women who do the same job as men receive the same pay. What are the exceptions allowed in this act?
How does the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act improve the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
What is the difference between disparate impact and disparate treatment?
What did the Civil Rights Act of 1991 amend to the 1964 act?
Define quid pro quo and hostile environment sexual harassment.
Identify four major Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and the groups of people that each law protects.
Briefly discuss the major functions of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Discuss employers' requirements concerning avoidance of religious discrimination in the workplace.
The C in the acronym for the OUCH test stands for what?
The H in the acronym for the OUCH test stands for what?
If your OUCH test reveals your employment actions are uniform in application, it means ______________.
When you look at whether or not the same action is applied to all similar employment situations, you are using the __________ component of the OUCH test.
Being outside of the Four-FifthsRule means we ___________ broke the law.
When you assess actions to determine if each employment test is directly related to the primary aspects of the job, you are reviewing the __________ component of the OUCH test.
Spencer gave all his employees low ratings on their performance appraisals. While the employees had met their objectives for the quarter and several had exceeded their sales goals, Spencer felt that everyone could have worked harder than they did. He does not have any evidence that his employees slacked off during the quarter, he just has a feeling that more could have been done. Spencer's performance appraisals violate the __________ part of the OUCH test.
Two kitchen workers got into an argument about whose turn it was to clean up the work station. The argument escalated into a food fight that cost the restaurant hundreds of dollars in food supplies. The kitchen manager disciplined both workers, giving one a two-day suspension and the other a four-day suspension. The kitchen manager's actions violated the __________ part of the OUCH test.
Whitney is hiring a courier whose primary job duties will be to deliver messages and materials via bicycle throughout the city. In hiring, Whitney favors an applicant who has information technology skills and can help debug computer problems. Whitney's actions violate the __________ part of the OUCH test.
The Acme Global Corporation needed to hire 30 new advertising sales agents. The applicant pool consisted of 100 African-American males and 100 white males. Of the 200 applicants, Acme Global hired 10 of the African-American males and 20 of the white males. Is there evidence of disparate impact?
The Acme Global Corporation needed to hire 45 new advertising sales agents. The applicant pool consisted of 100 African-American males and 100 white males. Of the 200 applicants, Acme Global hired 20 of the African-American males and 25 of the white males. Is there evidence of disparate impact?
The Equal Pay Act is associated with what kind of discrimination?
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 doesn't allow men and women performing substantially the same job to be paid differently based on:
Joseph is paid $5 an hour less for doing a job that requires an equal level of skill, effort, and responsibility as a job performed by Kassandra. Both Joseph and Kassandra perform under similar working conditions. Joseph's lower pay could be a violation of the ________.
Which type of discrimination was not established under the Civil Rights Act?
Which of the following is a true statement about Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
Ryan allowed a male employee paid time off work to contest a speeding ticket in court. When a female employee asked for similar time off to contest her ticket, Ryan refused. He said there was no point in allowing a woman to contest a driving ticket. Ryan's actions likely constitute _______.
When hiring clerks for the mail room, the Acme Global Corporation required applicants to take a sorting ability test. The test screened out many more Caucasian job candidates than it did African-American job candidates. The test appears to cause ___________.
A Methodist church sought to hire a pastor for its new church. When a member of the Catholic faith applied for the job, the church rejected the application. The church's defense was that being Methodist was _______.
Disparate treatment might be legal if it:
Only the ______________ can bring a federal suit alleging a pattern or practice of discrimination.
If the complaining party argues that the employer intentionally discriminated against an employee or applicant, the complaining party is trying to prove ____________.
Which type of discrimination is generally considered unintentional?
Which of the following is the best example of disparate impact?
Which of the following terms best describes a situation where an unintentional exclusion of members of a protected class of employees occurs in the workplace?
_______ occurs when an officially neutral employment practice disproportionally excludes the members of a protected group. It is generally considered unintentional.
Which of the following is most likely a BFOQ?
A bona fide occupational qualification must be:
The bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) argument is ____________.
The business necessity argument ___________________ in a disparate impact case.
The business necessity argument ___________________ in a disparate treatment case.
______ exists when a particular practice is necessary for the safe and efficient operation of the business, and there is a specific business purpose for applying a particular standard that may, in fact, be discriminatory.
The Acme Global Corporation is looking to hire wind turbine engineers. Because of the field work, Acme Global wants to advertise for young and healthy workers who can work to repair giant turbines. If they do so, their advertisement would likely be a violation of the _________.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 prohibits discrimination against employees aged _______ and older.