Leg500 week 5 midterm exam

LEG500 Week 5 Midterm Exam

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•Question 1

 

 

According to Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which of the following is not a reason to allow corporations the right to spend money and advertise for political candidates?

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•Question 2

 

 

Assuming a business ethical dilemma, which statement best illustrates Gilligan approach suggested in her theory of “The Ethics of Care”?

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•Question 3

 

 

Corporate director or officer decisions to dedicate corporate  funds for social causes is called:

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•Question 4

 

 

Which of the following statements is INCORRECT regarding the rights of shareholders?

I.          voting power on major issues and ownership in a portion of the company 

II.         right to transfer ownership and dividend entitlement

III.       hire and fire management and select and appoint a chief executive

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The Ethic of Care is

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•Question 6

 

 

The best example of a source for virtue ethics for a business is

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•Question 7

 

 

Which of the following views on outsourcing would be consistent with the free market ethics approach advocated by Milton Friedman?

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•Question 8

 

 

The Sarbanes Oxley Act was passed in response to:

I.          concerns that investors received full and complete information about potential corporate fraud

II.         a lack of investor confidence

III.       corporate scandals like Enron

IV.       discrimination against an employee when providing information she reasonably believes constitutes a violation of federal security laws

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•Question 9

 

 

Select the best definition of whistleblower:

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•Question 10

 

 

The Constitution does not always protect free-speech rights for what public employees say on the job.  Which of the following is true?

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•Question 11

 

 

In the essay, Work Matters, by law professor Marion Crain, all of the following are the result of working except:

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•Question 12

 

 

To determine whether a public employee receives First Amendment protection from speech (and therefore cannot be fired for it), the Supreme Court has stated that all of the following are important except:

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•Question 13

 

 

Under the legal doctrine of “employment at will” an employee can be lawfully terminated from her job for:

I.          wearing a shirt that clashes with her suit 

II.         any non-discriminatory reason 

III.       complaining about illegal activity in the workplace

IV.       only for good cause

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•Question 14

 

 

The most recent major privacy law passed by Congress was the

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•Question 15

 

 

As Facebook and other social media sites grow in users and popularity

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•Question 16

 

 

One reason employers use to justify giving honesty or integrity tests is:

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•Question 17

 

 

According to the article excerpted in the text entitled, The Functions of Privacy, by Alan Westin, privacy has several functions in today’s society. These include:

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In considering the legality of employer interception of employee e-mails at work, pick the correct statement.

I.          Employees have complete expectation of privacy since they can select their password for in-house and remote access of e-mails. 

II.         A subpoena is required by the employer to read any e-mail that is clearly marked “confidential” by the employee. 

III.       No expectation of privacy exists over an employer-owned computer system at work.  

IV.       Statement by the employer that e-mails are confidential and privileged cannot be later used by an employer to defeat an employee’s claim of privacy

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•Question 19

 

 

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA):

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•Question 20

 

 

John Smith was assaulted on the loading dock by a coworker, Jim Jones, at the Acme Widget Company. The attack was unprovoked by Smith.  After the physical assault, there was an angry verbal exchange between the parties.  The incident ended when Jones yelled that Smith was a “sissy” and “everybody knows you’re queer as a three dollar bill.”  Which of the following statements best describes the outcome of the harassment lawsuit filed by Smith under The Civil Right Act of 1964?

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•Question 21

 

 

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  Which of the following federal government agencies is charged with enforcing this statute?

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•Question 22

 

 

All of the following are true statements regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA, 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601, et seq.), EXCEPT which of the following?

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•Question 23

 

 

Employment practices without business justification applied to all employees that result in a less favorable effect for one group than for another group may state a claim for:

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•Question 24

 

 

A mayor serving in a major metropolitan area receives an internal memorandum indicating personnel at many police stations are single-race.  At the time of the report, thirty percent of the police force was black or Hispanic.  She immediately calls a press conference and orders transfer of police officers to achieve racial balance across the city.  The transferred police offers sue on constitutional grounds.  Assuming just these facts, what is the strongest argument that might be advanced by the transferred officers based on constitutional grounds?

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•Question 25

 

 

To establish a prima facie case of religious discrimination, the employee has to show all of the following except which one:

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