SMGT 3861 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Civil Rights Act Of 1964, Protected Group, Quasi-Contract

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Published on 2 Apr 2019
Chapter 6: Employment
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
5:48 PM
Employment Issues:
Employee gets fired from job
Qualified employee is not hired for a job
Qualified employee is not promoted
Employee's work situation is so bad that he or she must quit
Employee injured during scope of employment
Employee is injured due to conditions at the workplace
Employment Relations:
Employment-at-will doctrine: either the employer or employee may
terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason
o Federal legislation
o Employment contract
o Implied contract
Implied Contract
Consists of obligations arising from a mutual agreement and intent to
Where the agreement and promise have not been expressed in words
Such contracts are implied from facts and circumstances showing a mutual
intent to contract, and may arise by the conduct of the parties
A contract implied in fact is a true contract
Hiring, Promotion, Retention
Discrimination (laws and protected classes):
o Civil Rights Act of 1864 (Title VII)
o Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
If employees file a Title VII case, they need to go through the EEOC
first, and then EEOC decides if the employee has a cause of action
to sue or not
o Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
o Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Affirmative action
1964 Civil Rights Act (Title VII)
Protected classes
o Race, color, and national origin, gender, religion
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