Street Law: A Course in Practical Law

Chapter 44: Rights and Responsibilities in the Workplace

Student Self-Assessment Quizzes

Which of the following questions would be legal for an employer to ask when interviewing candidates for a job?
A)Are you physically able to perform the tasks required by this job?
B)Do you have a physical disability?
C)Have you had to leave a job in the past because you have a disability?
D)Do you have a mental disability?
Amelia could legally be required to pass a polygraph test when applying for a job as a
A)U.S. postal worker.
C)retail clerk.
Fringe benefits
A)must be provided by employers.
B)may include life insurance.
C)must include medical benefits.
D)must include meals.
A union contract is between
A)individual workers and the union.
B)owners of the company and the union.
C)individual workers and the owners of the company.
D)individual workers with the other individual workers in the company.
Unfair labor practices include
A)negotiating to keep jobs in the United States.
B)conducting a picket line in front of the building.
C)threatening workers who refuse to join a union.
D)staging a legal strike.
What action violates privacy rights of workers?
A)monitoring and reading employees' e-mail
B)videotaping employees at work
C)searching employees' desks
D)detaining employees against their will without good reason
Random employee drug tests can lawfully be performed
A)by private employers.
B)even where unions have negotiated a no-drug-test clause.
C)by the federal government of all its employees.
D)by state governments of all its employees.
Jules is employed under an employment-at-will contract, which permits
A)Jules to quit only after giving 30 days' notice.
B)the employer to discharge Jules only for misconduct.
C)the employer to discharge Jules for any reason, including his national origin.
D)the employer to discharge Jules for any reason, so long as it doesn't violate another law.
Whistle-blowing laws protect employees from being fired for
A)revealing trade secrets.
B)complaints to the local media.
C)lack of productivity.
D)sending sexually-explicit e-mails to fellow workers.
Those that qualify for unemployment compensation are employees who
A)quit their jobs.
B)were fired for misconduct.
C)were fired for poor performance.
D)worked less than 20 weeks in the 12 months prior to unemployment.
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