BUS340 Bedford Ch 18

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  1. United Industrial Corporation gives preferential treatment in hiring and promotion to the members of all protected classes. This treatment results in discrimination against members of the majority. This is

    a. a bona fide occupational practice.

    b. a business necessity.

    c. constructive discharge.

    d. reverse discrimination.
    d. reverse discrimination.
  2. Most employees can continue the group health benefits provided by their employers for a limited period of time after the loss of employment.

    True

    False
    True
  3. Disparate-impact discrimination occurs when an employer intention­ally discrim­inates against an employee who is a member of a protected class.

    True

    False
    False
  4. Cash is an employee of Drowsy Resort, Inc., covered by federal overtime provisions, which apply only after an employee has worked more than

    a. eight hours in a day.

    b. forty hours in a week.

    c. 160 hours in a month.

    d. one year for the same employer.
    b. forty hours in a week.
  5. An employer is not liable for the sexual harassment of an employee by the employee’s supervisor.

    True

    False
    False
  6. It is not unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee who has opposed a discriminatory employment practice.

    True

    False
    False
  7. Ethan is seventeen years old. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Ethan cannot work

    a. during school hours.

    b. in a hazardous occupation.

    c. more than eighteen hours per week.

    d. without a special permit.
    b. in a hazardous occupation.
  8. To establish a prima facie case of discrimina­tion under Title VII, a plain­tiff must show that discriminatory intent motivated an em­ployer’s decision.

    True

    False
    False
  9. All employees are entitled to overtime pay.

    True

    False
    False
  10. Flem is an employee of Glo Goods, Inc. Flem reports to state officials that Glo is illegally shipping unsafe goods to unsuspecting customers. When Glo learns of Flem’s report, Glo fires him. He successfully sues Glo for wrongful discharge. With respect to the employment-at-will doctrine, this is

    a. an example of the doctrine.

    b. an exception based on contract theory.

    c. an exception based on public policy.

    d. an exception based on tort theory.
    c. an exception based on public policy.
  11. A small difference in job content can justify higher pay for one gender. 

    True

    False
    False
  12. An oral promise that an employer makes to employees regarding discharge policy may be considered part of an implied contract.

    True

    False
    True
  13. Firing a worker who refuses to perform an illegal act violates pub­lic policy.

    True

    False
    True
  14. Olly applies for a job with Petro Company. Petro does not hire Olly because of his ethnicity, or national origin. This is

    a. desperate-measure discrimination.

    b. disparate-impact discrimination.

    c. disparate-treatment discrimination.

    d. not discrimination.
    c. disparate-treatment discrimination.
  15. Riki files an employment, gender-based discrimination suit against Superior Corporation under Title VII, on a disparate-impact theory. To succeed, Riki must show that Superior hires fewer women than the per­centage of

    a. qualified women in the local labor market.

    b. qualified women in the United States.

    c. women in Superior’s state.

    d. women who apply to Imperial for work.
    a. qualified women in the local labor market.
  16. Lew, a member of a protected class, applies for a job with Mit-E Construction Company, but fails Mit-E’s employment test and is not hired. Lew believes that the test has an unintentionally discriminatory effect. If so, this is

    a. desperate-measure discrimination.

    b. disparate-impact discrimination.

    c. disparate-treatment discrimination.

    d. not discrimination.
    b. disparate-impact discrimination.
  17. An employer may hire an illegal immigrant if the employer files a special form.

    True

    False
    False
  18. Generally, an employer’s monitoring of electronic commu­nications in the workplace does not violate employees’ privacy rights.

    True

    False
    True
  19. An employer can require an employee to take a lie-detector test when in­vestigating losses attributable to theft.

    True

    False
    True
  20. Under the Equal Pay Act of 1963, all of the women on an employer’s staff must be paid the same as all of the men.

    True

    False
    False
  21. Southwestern Foods Corporation operates a packaging plant near the border between the United States and Mexico. Due to the location, it would be easier for Southwestern to employ noncitizens. It is legal for a U.S. employer to

    a. hire persons not authorized to work in the United States.

    b. recruit persons not authorized to work in the United States.

    c. refer for a fee persons not authorized to work in the United States.

    d. none of the choices.
    d. none of the choices
  22. Research Statistics Corporation uses a merit system to pay its employees according to their job performance. Suki, a female, and Troy, a male, are Research employees with comparable jobs. Due to superior performance, Suki is paid more than Troy. This is

    a. disparate-impact discrimination.

    b. gender discrimination.

    c. not discrimination.

    d. reverse discrimination.
    c. not discrimination
  23. Svetlana, a fifty-five-year-old member of a racial minority with a disability, believes that she is a victim of employment discrimination. Potentially the most widespread form of discrimination is based on 

    a. age.

    b. disability.

    c. gender.

    d. race.
    a. age
  24. The basis for contributions to help pay for an employee’s loss of income on retirement is the employee’s annual wage base. 

    True

    False
    True
  25. Uri is an employee of Verity Security Services. For Uri to obtain the benefits of federal wage-hour requirements, Verity must be engaged in

    a. business activity.

    b. employment at will.

    c. international commerce.

    d. interstate commerce.
    d. interstate commerce.
  26. Gender can be a determining factor in an employer’s decision to hire, fire, or promote an employee.

    True

    False
    False
  27. Whistleblower statutes protect employers who retaliate against their employees for “blowing the whistle.”

    True

    False
    False
  28. Hu, Ivan, and Juana apply to work for King Meatpacking Company. These individuals’ identities and eligibility to work must be verified by

    a. the employer.

    b. the individuals.

    c. the individuals’ countries of origin.

    d. the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    a. the employer

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