The Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies:
Question 3 :a)only to discrimination in employment.b)only to government employers.c)to discrimination in schools, housing, transportation, public places, and employment.d)only to government contractors.
Question 4 (5 points)
Retaliatory discharge occurs if a worker is discharged when:
Question 4 :a)the employee files a workers’ compensation claim.b)the employee has exhibited substandard performance. c)the company files for bankruptcy protection.d)the company conducts massive layoffs.
Question 5 (5 points)
In a claim for disparate impact, the individual or class suing for discrimination need NOT show:
Question 5 :a)that minorities are adversely affected by the employer’s action.b)damages or other tangible harm.c)that the individual or the class are members of a protected group.d)intentional discrimination.
Question 6 (5 points)
Mark is awaiting the results of his bar exam. He tells Paula that he will continue to employ her as his secretary if he passes the exam. If he fails the exam, the employment relationship has been terminated in what way?
Question 6 :a)Fulfillment of purposeb)Operation of lawc)Unfulfilled conditiond)Revocation of authority
Question 7 (5 points)
To prove retaliatory discharge, an employee must show that:
Question 7 :a)he or she engaged in a protected activity.b)he or she was not an employee at-will.c)the employer has disliked the employee for an extended time period.d)he or she had not been subject to prior discipline.
Question 8 (5 points)
The one state that does not enforce “at-will” employment status is:
Question 8 :a)California.b)New York.c)District of Columbia.d)Montana.
Question 9 (5 points)
An exception to at-will termination includes:
Question 9 :a)for cause.b)inadequate staffing.c)public policy.d)layoffs.
Question 10 (5 points)
A worker who resigns due to months of intolerable working conditions has a claim for:
Question 10 :a)retaliatory discharge.b)wrongful discharge.c)constructive discharge.d)discrimination.
Question 11 (5 points)
Bob, an African-American employee, applies for a promotion, but is passed over in favor of a white employee who has less experience and lower performance ratings. Bob may have a claim for:
Question 11 :a)disparate impact.b)disparate treatment.c)both disparate impact and disparate treatment.d)breach of contract.
Question 12 (5 points)
Claims for wrongful termination can be filed for:
Question 12 :a)alcoholism.b)retaliation.c)downsizing.d)incompetence.
Question 13 (5 points)
Question 13 :a)cannot be fired for engaging in political activities outside the workplace.b)can be terminated for engaging in political activities outside the workplace.c)cannot be terminated for engaging in political activities inside the workplace.d)can be fired for engaging in political activities inside and outside the workplace.
Question 14 (5 points)
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment based on:
Question 14 :a)race, color, sex, religion, and national origin.b)race and color.c)race and sex.d)race, sex, and national origin.
Question 15 (5 points)
The Civil Rights Act of 1991 permits punitive damages to be awarded only in cases involving:
Question 15 :a)intentional discrimination.b)disparate impact.c)both disparate treatment and disparate impact.d)negligent discrimination.
Question 16 (5 points)
Employment at will does not exist where the:
Question 16:a)employment is for an indefinite period.b)employee’s compensation is paid on a monthly basis.c)parties agree to an employment relationship for a definite period of time.d)employer is subject to the coverage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Question 17 (5 points)
Irving Kaufman, the manager for the Barons singing group, was fired when he demanded more money. By what method was his employment terminated?
Question 17 :a)Fulfillment of purposeb)Unfulfilled conditionc)Mutual agreementd)Revocation of authority
If an individual suing under Title VII meets his initial burden of proof, and the employer responds by articulating a legitimate reason for its action, the:
Question 18 :a)employer wins the case.b)jury has to decide who is telling the truth.c)burden of proof shifts back to the employee to show the employer’s reason was a pretext for discrimination.d)burden of proof shifts back to the employee to show damages.
Question 19 (5 points)
Unless there is a state or local law that applies to the situation, an individual claiming a violation of Title VII has __________ days to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Question 19 :a)90b)100c)180d)300
Question 20 (5 points)
The Civil Rights Act of 1991 allowed the recovery of compensatory and punitive damages:
Question 20 :a)in unlimited amounts.b)in amounts deemed appropriate by the court.c)up to $500,000 for the largest employers.d)up to $300,000 for the largest employers.