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1

The concept of _____ requires an employer not only to produce persuasive evidence of an employee’s liability or negligence, but also to provide the employee a fair hearing and to impose a penalty appropriate to the proven offense. 

 

progressive discipline

 

positive discipline

 

the hot-stove rule

 

just cause

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2

A bona fide occupational qualification allows

 

random drug testing

 

exemption from the Fourteenth Amendment

 

discrimination to be permissible when a qualification is considered reasonably necessary to the operation of the business or enterprise

 

seniority systems

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3

A(n) _____ is a neutral facilitator between employees and managers who assists in resolving workplace disputes. 

 

peer-review panel

 

grievance committee

 

complaint team

 

ombudsperson

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4

According to _____, an employee may not be fired because he or she refuses to commit an illegal act, such as perjury or price fixing. 

 

retaliatory discharge

 

public policy exception

 

social learning theory

 

lifestyle discriminate

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5

The right of employees to strike in support of their bargaining demands is protected by

 

state law

 

the Taft-Hartley Act

 

the Landrum-Griffin Act

 

collective bargaining agreements

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6

The Civil Rights Act of 1871

 

grants all citizens the right to sue in federal court if they feel they have been deprived of any rights guaranteed by the Constitution and other laws

 

requires that men and women working for the same establishment be paid the same rate of pay for work that is substantially equal in skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions

 

provides that a seniority system that intentionally discriminates against the members of a protected group can be challenged within 180 days

 

prohibits the denial, termination, or suspension of government contracts if an employer is following an affirmative action plan accepted by the federal government for the same facility within the past 12 months

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7

A worker being fired for actions ranging from filing a workers’ compensation claim to reporting safety violations to government agencies is called

 

red-hot-stove discipline

 

unfair dismissal

 

retaliatory discharge

 

just cause

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8

Mediation is most successful when

 

mediators are assigned by the courts to intervene

 

disputants see mediators as fair

 

the mediator acts as a judge in the negotiations

 

the mediator’s advice has the force of a government writ

Correct

9

The role of government in the U.S. industrial relations system is: 

 

legalistic in the courts only

 

legalistic in administrative procedures and the courts, but passive in dispute resolution

 

active in dispute resolution

 

legalistic in administrative procedures and active in dispute 

Correct

10

Title VII is most relevant to the employment context because it _____ on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in all aspects of employment.

 

prevents layoffs

 

prohibits discrimination

 

encourages advancement

 

eliminates nepotism

Correct

11

In a unionized firm, the _____ clause of the collective bargaining agreement typically retains for management the authority to impose reasonable rules for workplace conduct and to discipline employees for just cause. 

 

employee relations

 

management rights

 

organizational support

 

implied promises

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12

In U.S. industrial relations, union organization is

 

opposed by small employers but supported by large employers

 

supported by both large and small employers

 

opposed by large employers but supported by small employers

 

opposed by both large and small employers

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13

While mediation assists the parties to reach their own settlement, _____ hears the positions of both and decides on binding settlement terms.

 

fact-finding

 

intercession

 

wildcat resolution

 

arbitration

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14

_____ refers to an employment relationship between an employer and an employee, under which either party can terminate the relationship without notice for any reason not prohibited by law.

 

Fiduciary duty of loyalty

 

Employment at will

 

An implied promise

 

Due process

Correct

15

One distinctive feature of the U.S. system compared with other countries is

 

collective agreements are of fixed duration that embody a sharp distinction between negotiation of and interpretation of an agreement

 

selective representation

 

low union dues and small union staffs

 

centralized collective bargaining

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