BUS 311 Week 4 quiz Chapter 030

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BUS 311 Week 4 quiz Chapter 030

  1. There are numerous federal and state laws that serve to protect employees from accidents and sicknesses that are job-related.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 1

True False

  1. The fact that an employee is prohibited from suing his or her employer for a work-related injury or illness does not preclude the employee from suing a third party, even if the injury or illness occurred while the employee was on the job.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 1

True False

  1. Employees may sue their employers if it was the employer's intentional or grossly negligent conduct that caused the injury or illness.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 1

True False

  1. Occupational Safety Health Act inspects workplaces to be certain that these worksites comply with safety and health standards.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 1

True False

  1. Discrimination in employment is prohibited on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, but not on place of national origin.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 2

True False

  1. Several states have laws making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of age against persons who are over the age of 21.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 2

True False

  1. Persons considered disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act would include individuals who are sight impaired, or who are hearing impaired, or use a wheelchair.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 2

True False

  1. Even if an employer incorrectly believes that an employee has a covered disability, the employee is not protected from discriminatory practices.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 2

True False

  1. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination on the basis of sex and is illegal under federal law and legal under state law.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 2

True False

  1. Same-sex harassment is not considered to be an illegal practice under many state laws.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 2

True False

  1. If a case of sexual harassment winds up in court, the employer will attempt to defend against the lawsuit by demonstrating that there was no effective sexual harassment program in force.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 2

True False

  1. An effective sexual harassment program is one that is in writing and communicated to the employees.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 2

True False

  1. Under federal law, employees do not have a right to form, join, or assist a labor union.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 3

True False

  1. During the negotiation process, the union cannot ensure that the employer bargains in good faith.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 3

True False

  1. Even in the event that an agreement is not reached between the employer and the union, the union does not have a right to call a strike.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 3

True False

  1. A type of insurance that provides that employees may recover damages for work-related injuries and illnesses without having to prove negligence on the part of the employer is known as:

A. workers' compensation.

B. provident fund.

C. stipend.

D. gratuity.

  1. Workers' compensation provides that damages may be recovered for work-related injuries by:

A. employers.

B. employees.

C. beneficiaries.

D. trustees.

  1. A remedy in which an employee who sustains a work-related injury or illness can only recover damages through workers' compensation and may not file a lawsuit against his or her employer is known as a(n):

A. exceptional remedy.

B. preventive remedy.

C. exclusive remedy.

D. unavoidable remedy.

  1. Employees may still sue their employers if it was the employer's ____ conduct that caused the injury or illness.

A. intentional

B. malicious

C. abrupt

D. grossly negligent

  1. Many employers have employee assistance programs in place, a company benefit that provides opportunities for counseling and:

A. stress reduction.

B. opportunities.

C. promotions.

D. appraisal.

  1. The act passed to promote safety and health in the workplace is known as the:

A. Civil Rights Act of 1964.

B. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

C. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.

D. Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978.

  1. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created a federal agency, to administer its various provisions, known as the:

A. Organizational Safety and Health Administration.

B. Organizational Safety and Health Association.

C. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

D. Organizational Services and Health Administration.

  1. As a response to OSHA standards, companies are paying greater attention to the developing science of ergonomics, which deals with designing workplaces so as to promote safety and:

A. economic conditions.

B. wealth.

C. personal developments.

D. health.

  1. It is illegal throughout the employment process, including outreach, hiring, job classification, salary, promotions, benefits, discipline, layoffs, and termination, to discriminate against employees who are members of a:

A. protected class.

B. unprotected class.

C. trade union.

D. discriminated class.

  1. Under federal and state law, companies must maintain and report detailed records to demonstrate that their employment practices are nondiscriminatory. These reports are referred to as:

A. bonafide affirmation plans.

B. affirmative action plans.

C. legal insurance plans.

D. antidiscrimination plans.

  1. The federal statute designed to protect individuals from illegal discrimination is known as the:

A. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

B. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.

C. Civil Rights Act of 1964.

D. Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978.

  1. Discrimination in employment is covered in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 under:

A. Title V.

B. Title VI.

C. Title VII.

D. Title VIII.

  1. Several states have laws making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of age against persons who are over the age of:

A. 18.

B. 19.

C. 20.

D. 21.

  1. The protected class created pursuant to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act is of persons:

A. who are minors.

B. over the age of 40.

C. who are spouse of employee.

D. who are decedents of ex-employee.

  1. A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major activities of life is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act as:

A. disability.

B. tragedy.

C. accident.

D. incompetence.

  1. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is designed to protect __from illegal discrimination in employment on the basis of disability.

A. corporations

B. charitable trust

C. state

D. individuals

  1. The "Americans with Disabilities Act" defines disability as a(n) _____that substantially limits one or more of the major activities of life.

A. impairment

B. accident

C. tragedy

D. incompetence

  1. Persons who suffer from diseases such as cancer, diabetes, alcoholism, AIDS, epilepsy, manic depression, or schizophrenia are protected under the:

A. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

B. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

C. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

D. Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973.

  1. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects persons who are not currently disabled but who have a record of a:

A. mental disability.

B. physical disability.

C. covered disability.

D. hidden disability.

  1. The Civil Rights Act of 1991 is a federal statute that provides two important additional remedies to an employee who can prove that he or she was a victim of:

A. discrimination.

B. disability.

C. terror attack.

D. harassment.

  1. Favoritism is a form of:

A. sexual harassment.

B. racial harassment.

C. religious harassment.

D. age discrimination.

  1. A federal agency responsible for administering laws relating to labor unions is known as a:

A. National Labor Retaliation Board.

B. State Labor Relations Board.

C. National Labor Relations Board.

D. National Law Regulation Board.

  1. Under federal law, employees have the right to form, join, and assist a labor union through representatives of their own choosing and the right to bargain:

A. immediately.

B. advertently.

C. individually.

D. collectively.

  1. The union has the right to negotiate a contract with the employer that covers all terms and conditions of employment. This is known as a(n):

A. collective bargaining agreement.

B. usurious agreement.

C. gambling and wagering agreement.

D. agreement not to compete.

  1. At times, employees may engage in a__, that is, a strike without the union's consent, or a slowdown, wherein employees report to work but intentionally decrease their productivity.

A. secondary boycott

B. featherbedding

C. lockout

D. wildcat strike

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