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Human Resources Study guide: Ensuring Equal Employment Opportunity in the Workplace

Updated on August 3, 2016


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:

face-to-face meetings


social media

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:

reasonable accommodation

equal employment opportunity

civil rights policy

diversity management

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?



Incentive pay

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.




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