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Clemson - MGT 4310 - Class Notes - Week 4

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Clemson - MGT 4310 - Class Notes - Week 4

School: Clemson University
Department: Business Management
Course: Employee Rights, Responsibilities, and Diversity
Professor: Leonard Spooner
Term: Fall 2018
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Name: MGT 4310 Chapter 4
Description: Legal Construction of the Employment Environment
Uploaded: 09/16/2018
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background image Chapter 4                                                                                                                                                     09/06/2018 Legal Construction of the Employment Environment Recruitment  ­ 1 st  step in the evolution of employment relationship ­ Applicants are protected by these laws o Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 o Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 o Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 o Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973  o Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ­ Common Law violations o Fraud in inducement o Material misrepresentations ­ Practices o Have to be careful in recruitment advertisements (discrimination) Advertisements (Electronic) Word­of­mouth recruiting   more people are hired this way  Promoting from within  Venue recruiting Walk­in applicants Info gathering and Selection ­ The application phase (starts w/ application itself) ­ The interview o Team make­up, co­worker interviews o Background or reference checks   look for skips in employment history and asks  if they had a bad experience  o Resume fraud rampant ­ Background checks o References   o Negligent hiring risk SC Section 41­1­65 [Employers granted immunity from liability for disclosure of information] Designed to protect employers that give honest reviews on employees  To state a claim for negligent hiring the plaintiff must show: ­ The existence of an employer­employee relationship.
­ The employee’s incompetence or inappropriateness for the position assumed.
­ The employer’s actual or constructive knowledge of such incompetence or  inappropriateness. ­ That the employee’s act or omission caused the plaintiff’s injuries.
­ That the employer’s negligence in hiring or retaining the employee was the proximate 
cause of the plaintiff’s injuries.
background image Example: Apartment complex hiring a maintenance worker w/o giving a background check, give
shim keys to everything. 5 months later he viciously rapes a woman in her home. The woman 
sued and received the entire apartment complex and more.   they should’ve done a background check since he had a bad history. Leading Employers NOT TO HIRE ­ Provocative or inappropriate photos or info:  53% ­ Info on drinking or drug use:   44% ­ Bad­mouthing of previous employer:   35% ­ Evidence of poor communication skills:  29% ­ Discriminatory comments:   26% ­ Evidence of lies about qualifications:   24% ­ Confidential info about previous employer:   20% “After–acquired evidence” – employer learned about something that should’ve been disclosed  and they could fire employee on spot TESTS Pre­employment testing ­ Tests to find the best individual for a position (eligibility)  o Ex:  attitude test; physical ability test ­ Tests to ensure that the individual is free from problems that would prevent her or  him from performing the position’s functions (ineligibility)  o Ex:  drug test; physical exam Individual privacy ­ Testing is illegal when the invasion of privacy is “substantially and highly offensive  to the reasonable person” Legality of Eligibility Testing ­ Integrity and Personality Tests o Used by 40% of Fortune 100 companies o Conscientiousness  job performance o Basic intelligence testing is one of the best predictors of job performance across  all jobs ­ Physical Ability Tests
­ Medical Tests (Note: ADA restrictions
­ Polygraphs: lie detector test 
 SC DOES NOT have Polygraph Restrictions ­ Why is testing done? Ex: Drug Test o Reduce workplace injury or to provide a safer working environment o Predict employee performance or deter poor performance

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School: Clemson University
Department: Business Management
Course: Employee Rights, Responsibilities, and Diversity
Professor: Leonard Spooner
Term: Fall 2018
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Name: MGT 4310 Chapter 4
Description: Legal Construction of the Employment Environment
Uploaded: 09/16/2018
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