Human Resource Quiz Custom essay

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

active in dispute resolution

legalistic in administrative procedures and active in dispute

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

legalistic in the courts only

2. A bona fide occupational qualification allows

random drug testing

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

exemption from the Fourteenth Amendment

seniority systems

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

collective bargaining agreements

state law

the Taft-Hartley Act

the Landrum-Griffin Act

4. 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.

organizational support

employee relations

implied promises

management rights

5. 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

just cause

retaliatory discharge

6. 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

social learning theory

lifestyle discriminate

public policy exception

7. In U.S. industrial relations, union organization is

supported by both large and small employers

opposed by large employers but supported by small employers

opposed by both large and small employers

opposed by small employers but supported by large employers

8. Mediation is most successful when

the mediator acts as a judge in the negotiations

disputants see mediators as fair

mediators are assigned by the courts to intervene

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

9. 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.

positive discipline

the hot-stove rule

just cause

progressive discipline

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

peer-review panel

grievance committee


complaint team

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


wildcat resolution



12. 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

centralized collective bargaining

selective representation

low union dues and small union staffs

13. The Civil Rights Act of 1871

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

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

14. 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.

prohibits discrimination

prevents layoffs

encourages advancement

eliminates nepotism

15. _____ 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

Due process

An implied promise

Employment at will

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