Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/16

Click to flip

16 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
Affirmative action (AA)
Steps taken to remedy discriminatory practices in the workplace. The plans guarantee employees the constitutional rights of free speech, due process (the right to fair and equal treatment in law and organizational policy), and privacy. AA has evolved through presidential executive orders and court cases.
Discrimination
Occurs when people act on their prejudices and treat others unfairly.
Doctrine of comparable worth
States that people holding different jobs that require comparable knowledge, skills, and responsibilities should receive the same pay and benefits.
Drug-free workplace
A workplace in which illegal drug use is not tolerated, and the employer is able to claim that illegal drugs are not being used.
Employment-at-will (EAW)
A common law doctrine stating that employers have the right to hire, fire, promote, or demote any employee they choose at any time, unless there is a law or specific written contract to the contrary.
Equal opportunity employment (EOE)
The responsibilities and obligations that organizations have to ensure that all human resource management objectives, policies, procedures, and specific rules are developed and administered to ensure that every potential and present employee is treated fairly, regardless of race, gender, color, age, religion, or national origin.
Glass ceiling
Occurs when a member of a minority group or female reaches what appears to be a limit to further promotion.
Hostile environment
An extension of sexual harassment to the entire environment or a sustained atmosphere of threat, discrimination, hostility, and discomfort not related to sexual aggression.
Inbreeding
Can occur when too many people of the same background, interests, and cultural orientation become associated with an organization.
Prejudice
An attitude about an individual or group of people that is based on a selected set of characteristics rather than the person.
Quid pro quo sexual harassment
Type of harassment in which a sexual favor is exchanged for promotion, favorable or special treatment, or the job itself. Means "Do me a favor and I'll do one for you".
Recruitment
The process of locating, identifying, and attracting qualified applicants to fill positions within an organization.
Separation
A global term that refers to any discharge by the employer or voluntary act by the employee, such as moving on to a new job, retirement, or furlough as well as the more restricted term "termination" that usually refers to being fired.
Sexual harassment
Any conduct involving the "unwanted imposition of sexual requirements in a relationship of unequal power".
Termination
The act of being discharged from an organization, or being "fired".
Tokenism
Occurs when one of a few minority or female candidates are promoted and the management takes the attitude, "Now we have met our responsibilities".