LAW 531 Week 4 Knowledge Check

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LAW 531 Week 4 Knowledge Check

Week 4 Knowledge Check

The material presented below is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all you need to know in the content area. Rather it is a starting point for building your knowledge and skills. Additional study materials are recommended in each area below to help you master the material.

Personalized Study Guide Results:

Score: 9 / 9

Concepts Mastery Questions

The agency relationship and types of agencies 100% • 1

• 2• 3

Types of discrimination in the workplace 100% • 4

• 5• 6

Legal remedies against employment discrimination 100% • 7

• 8• 9

Concept: The agency relationship and types of agencies

Mastery : 100% Questions : • 1

• 2• 3

Materials on the concept:

• Principal–Agent Relationship

• Agency

• Implied Agency

• Formation of an Agency

• Express Agency

1.

Identify the true statement about principal-agent and employer-employee agency relationships.

• A.

The employee in an employer-employee relationship is authorized to act on behalf of the employer in all business situations.

• B.

The principal in a principal-agent relationship has no authority over contracts made by the agent.

• C.

The employee in an employer-employee relationship can sign contracts on behalf of the employer.

• D.

The agent in a principal-agent relationship is authorized to act on behalf of the principal.

2.

In certain types of agencies, the parties involved do not sign a formal contract. However, it can be inferred from their conduct, that they are part of the agency. What is this kind of agency known as?

• A.

Implied agency

• B.

Express agency

• C.

Agency by ratification

• D.

Agency by contract

3.

Beta Corp. and Woodrow LLC. have formed an agency. Both parties have agreed to the terms on which the agency will operate, and they have signed a contract. According to the terms of the contract, Woodrow, the agent, is authorized to act on behalf of Beta. Identify the type of agency illustrated in the scenario.

• A.

Agency by ratification

• B.

Express agency

• C.

Implied agency

• D.

Apparent agency

Concept: Types of discrimination in the workplace

Mastery : 100% Questions : • 4

• 5• 6

Materials on the concept:

• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

• Disparate-Treatment Discrimination

• Color Discrimination

• Gender Discrimination

• Pregnancy Discrimination

4.

What is true about disparate-treatment discrimination?

• A.

It involves discrimination against an entire protected class.

• B.

It involves discrimination against an individual belonging to a protected class.

• C.

It refers to discrimination against an individual who does not belong to a protected class or minority.

• D.

It occurs when a company does not follow racially neutral employment practices.

5.

What is true about color discrimination?

• A.

It can be justified by a bona fide occupational qualification.

• B.

It is essentially the same as discrimination based on race.

• C.

It is covered under Title VII.

• D.

It is prohibited but victims cannot recover damages even if discrimination is proved.

6.

Identify the true statement about law in the United States, in the context of gender discrimination.

• A.

The laws that prohibit gender discrimination apply only to women.

• B.

The law does not specifically prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

• C.

The law prohibits employment discrimination based on pregnancy.

• D.

The laws against gender discrimination do not prohibit quid pro quo sexual discrimination.

Concept: Legal remedies against employment discrimination

Mastery : 100% Questions : • 7

• 8• 9

Materials on the concept:

• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

• Remedies for Violations of Title VII

• Equal Pay Act

• Equal Opportunity in Employment

• Age Discrimination

7.

Which of the following remedies can be granted by courts for violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

• A.

Reasonable attorney’s fees to the plaintiff

• B.

Reduction of salaries for all other employees in the plaintiff’s company

• C.

Unlimited power to the plaintiff to hire and terminate other employees in the company

• D.

Punitive damages in the amount requested by the plaintiff

8.

What remedy is a court likely to grant an employee if his or her employer is found to have violated the Equal Pay Act?

• A.

The employer will be required to lower the wages of other employees to bring in uniformity.

• B.

The employee will be eligible for a pay hike but will not be able to recover back pay.

• C.

The employee will be able to recover damages but will not be able to have his or her wages increased.

• D.

The employee will be able to recover back pay as well as liquidated damages.

9.

What is true about the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)?

• A.

It enables plaintiffs to recover damages, even where bona fide occupational qualifications have been shown by their employers.

• B.

It allows employers to use employment advertisements that discriminate against applicants on the basis of age.

• C.

It ensures the reinstatement of plaintiffs, if they have been terminated on the basis of age.

• D.

It ensures that the wages of other employees are lowered.
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