Workplace Rules Quiz

Question 1

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an employer had the right to read an employee’s messages sent on the employer provided system as long as the employer had this.

A. Evidence that the employee was spending too much time on social networks
B.  A witness to wrongdoing
C.  A suspicion of leaking confidential information
D.  A work related purpose

Question 2

The Age Discrimination Employment Act protects workers aged __ and over from discrimination in hiring and all other aspects of employment.

A. 55
B. 50
C. 40
D. 60

Question 3

A school district announces it will not hire any new teachers with more than 10 years of experience. This might fall under a type of age discrimination called this.

A. Illegal parameters
B. Implied exclusion
C. Disparate impact
D. Selective discrimination

Question 4

The EEOC does not allow an employer to ask an applicant if they have been arrested. Employers may, however, ask about this.

A. If you’ve been committed to a mental institution
B. If you have had a heart attack
C. If you’ve been convicted of a felony
D. If you are seeing a psychiatrist

Question 5

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing the ADEA. In almost all cases, the EEOC does this.

A. Recommends a lawyer to the filer of the discrimination claim
B. Vigorously pursues the case in court with great success
C. Vigorously pursues the case in court with moderate success
D. Attempts to persuade the employer to remedy the discrimination

Question 6

In spite of being in effect for more than 20 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has not produced the hoped for results. Currently, deaf, blind, mentally retarded, and partially or completely paralyzed workers comprise only this much of the federal workforce.

A. Less than 1%
B. 3-4%
C. 5%
D. 1-2%

Question 7

Unreasonable searches by public employers are prohibited by this Constitutional amendment.

A. Fifth
B. Second
C. Fourth
D. Third

Question 8

There is some misconception about employers who have “employment at will.” Many employees believe that they can be fired for any reason. But, in fact, they can only fire you for this.

A. Religious beliefs
B. A disability
C. Sexual orientation
D. An unlawful act

Question 9

The largest employment discrimination lawsuit in American history was filed against this company.

A. Kelly Services
B. McDonalds
C. Wal-Mart
D.Question 10

In order to be protected under the federal age discrimination law (ADEA), you must work for an employer with at least this many employees.

A. 40
B. 20
C. 10
D. 100 General Motors