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Consumer Law-Employment Protection and Equal Opportunity

Teacher: Pat Palmer
___ qualification (BFOQ); A defense an employer can use if he/she an show that the qualification in question is bona fide (good faith) employment qualification, then the discrimination may be justified.
A system of government payments to people who are out of work and looking for a job.
Employers engaged in interstate commerce must pay women the same rate of pay as men; covers hourly workers, executives, administrators, professional employees and outside salespeople who receive salaries and/or commission.
The employer intentionally discriminates against an individual or a group of individuals belonging to one of the protected classes.
This occurs when an employer makes a hiring decision based on a qualification that is not related to job performance but has the effect of eliminating the disabled individual.
An insurance program that provides income for workers who are injured or develop a disability or disease as a result of their job.
This occurs when a pattern of severe and pervasive sexually demeaning behavior has altered the workplace, making it a distressing, humiliating, or hostile place.
Indirect discrimination
"Occupational Safety and Health Administration"--An agency within the federal government that sets safety and health standards for many companies within the United States.
A program established by an employer or a union that is designed to provide income to employees after they retire.
___ harassment occurs when one worker demands sexual favors from another worker in exchange for some employment-related decision, such as a raise or a promotion.
Unequal treatment of individuals based on sex, age, race, nationality, or religion.
Any "physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities."
An employee of a company with at least 50 employees is entitled to 12 weeks of leave during any 12-month period because of the birth or adoption of a child, or to care for a spouse, child, or parent who has a serious medical condition.
A defense against disparate impact; If an employer can show that qualification is required to perform the job, then it may be permitted despite its disparate impact on a protected class.
A government program that provides continuing but limited income to workers and their dependents.
Good faith.