Write a 2-3 page analysis of a legal case that addresses the legalities of employment screening exams used in the selection process.
Employers often use employment tests to screen applicants and to assist in selecting the most qualified individual for the job. They can be very effective tools. There are many different types of tests, including cognitive tests, credit checks, criminal background checks, and medical examinations.
However, it is important to understand the legalities of these employment tests. Their use can violate anti-discrimination laws if an employer uses them to discriminate based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, or age (40 or older). The use of these tests can also violate antidiscrimination laws if they disproportionately exclude people in a particular protected group, unless the employer can justify the test or procedure under the law.
In Assessments 1 and 2, you reviewed the overall aspects of employment law and trends in the workplace. This assessment introduces you to some of the issues that relate to the selection process and to the monitoring of behavior to sustain good decisions and prevent wrongdoingâ€”a key concept in this course on legal issues. You will begin by looking at the details of the law. You will discern which practices are effective and which only cause extra work when working within the intent of the law.
Employment policies are the first topic. Many of the earliest contracts were based on a handshake and the trust between two people. However, not everyone was trustworthy. Therefore, it was natural that a system of checks and balances emerged to bolster the contractual arrangement as well as mediate conflict and punish wrongdoing. It is no different in today’s environment. Setting up appropriate criteria and using those criteria to make the best decisions is an ongoing challenge.
Diversity in the workplace refers to the variety of differences between people within an organization. Diversity encompasses many factors, including race, age, ethnicity, religion, and education. The topic of diversity has had a significant influence on policy and law creation and development, and an organization’s success today largely depends on its ability to embrace and manage diversity effectively.
In this assessment, you will examine the impact diversity has had in the workplace by discussing the laws that address discrimination. You are also encouraged to consider affirmative action and Executive Order 11236 as you review this assessment’s Questions to Consider.
To prepare for this assessment, use the Capella library and the Internet to research a legal case that addresses the legalities of employment screening exams used in the selection process.
Then, complete a 2â€“3 page analysis in which you include the following:
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
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