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Arbitration
Process that uses a neutral third party to make a decision.
Chap 16
Constructive discharge
Deliberately making conditions intolerable to get an employee to quit.
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Contractual rights
Rights based on a specific contract between an employer and an employee.
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Discipline
Form of training that enforces organizational rules.
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Distributive justice
Perceived fairness in the distribution of outcomes.
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Due process
Requirement that the employer use fair means to determine employee wrongdoing and/or disciplinary measures, and that the employee have an opportunity to explain and defend his or her actions.
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Employment contract
Agreement that formally outlines the details of employment.
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Employment-at-will (EAW)
Common-law doctrine stating that employers have the right to hire, fire, demote, or promote whomever they choose, unless there is a law or a contract to the contrary.
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Just cause
Reasonable justification for taking employment-related action.
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Non-compete agreements
Agreements that prohibit individuals who leave the organization from competing with an employer in the same line of business for a specified period of time.
Chap 16
Policies
General guidelines that focus organizational actions.
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Procedural justice
Perceived fairness of the processes used to make decisions about employees.
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Procedures
Customary methods of handling activities.
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Responsibilities
Obligations to perform certain tasks and duties.
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Right to privacy
An individual’s freedom from unauthorized and unreasonable intrusion into their personal affairs.
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Rights
Powers, privileges, or interests that belong to a person by law, nature, or tradition.
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Rules
Specific guidelines that regulate and restrict the behavior of individuals.
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Separation agreement
Agreement in which a terminated employee agrees not to sue the employer, in exchange for specified benefits.
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Statutory rights
Rights based on laws or statutes.
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Whistle-blowers
Individuals who report real or perceived wrongs committed by their employers.
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Wrongful discharge
Termination of an individual’s employment for reasons that are improper or illegal.
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