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Human Resources Study guide: Ensuring Equal Employment Opportunity in the Workplace
Who should take part in developing formal policies and procedures for dealing with external media?
HR professionals, union representatives, and top management
HR professionals, public relations professionals, and top management
HR professionals only
HR professionals with top management approval
Major benefits changes do NOT require a more comprehensive communication strategy than routine updates.
Through effective listening, employers can avoid formal grievances and lawsuits.
One of the best methods for relaying sensitive information is:
through employee handbook updates
Organizations should have policies and strategies for communicating with:
the community at large
all of the above
People who are addicted to illegal drugs are classified as disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Seniority systems can be used by companies to legally justify paying men more than women.
Title VII provisions for religion:
require employers to make reasonable accommodations for religious observance or practice
consider religion to be a bona fide occupational qualification
require employers to grant complete religious freedom in employment situations in accordance with the First Amendment
permit discrimination if religious preference is a bona fide occupational qualification
Which of the following is NOT used to determine whether an accommodation is reasonable?
The size of the organization
The nature of the accommodation
The profitability of the organization
The financial resources of the applicant
A factor that appears to have influenced the growth of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) legislation is:
the changing attitudes of society at large
the post-war baby boom
a shortage of qualified labor
an influx of illegal immigrants
The employment of individuals in a fair and nonbiased manner is called:
equal employment opportunity
civil rights policy
Under the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which of the following is NOT an acceptable reason to pay men and women differently who are performing substantially similar work?
Head of household status
Homosexuals are protected from discrimination mainly through:
Fair Employment Practice laws at the state or local level
the Federal Executive Order 11246
the Americans with Disabilities Act
the Vocational Rehabilitation Act
Two male employees tell a sexually explicit joke. The joke is overheard by a female employee who complains to her supervisor that this is sexual harassment. She has made a legitimate complaint.