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Unlawful or discriminatory employment practices?

employment practices that unfairly discriminate against people with characteristics protected by law

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employee?

person hired by another person or business for a wage or fixed payment in exchange for personal services, and who does not provide the services as part of an independent business

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explicit employment contract?

specific written or verbal employment contract

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Implicit employment contract?

an understanding that is NOT part of a written or verbal contract

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at-will employment?

an employment relationship in which either party can terminate the employment relationship at any time for just cause, no cause, or any cause that is not illegal with no liability as long as there is no contract for a definite term of employment

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Contingent work?

Any job in which an individual does not have a contract for long-term employment

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Temporary workers?

nonpermanent workers who can be supplied by staffing agencies or directly hired by the company

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leased workers?

employees of a company (also called a professional employer organization) who take on the operation of certain functions, or staff an entire location on a contractual basis for a client company

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Labor unions?

legally represent workers, organizing employees and negotiating the terms and conditions of union member's employment

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Independent contractor?

performs services wherein the employer controls or directs only the result of the work

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Reasonable accommodation?

reasonable steps to accommodate a disability that do not cause the employer undue hardship

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Bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ)?

characteristic that is essential to the successful performance of a relevant employment function

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Business necessity?

important business objective of the employer

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Protected class?

group of people who share a particular characteristic that is protected by federal and/or state employment discrimination laws

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Equal employment opportunity (EEO)?

employment practices designed and used in a "facially neutral" manner

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Affirmative action?

proactive effort to eliminate discrimination and its effects, and to ensure nondiscriminatory results in employment practices in the future

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Staffing quotas?

establish specific requirements that certain numbers of people from disadvantaged groups be hired

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Disparate treatment?

intentional discrimination based on a protected class

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Mixed motive?

when an employer is accused of having both a legitimate and an illegitimate reason for making an employment decision

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Adverse (disparate) impact?

when an action has a disproportionate effect on a protected group, regardless of the employer's intent

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Stock statistics?

compare the percentage of men, women, or minorities employed in a job category with their availability in the relevant population of qualified people interested in the position

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Flow statistics?

statistics that compare the percentage of applicants hired from different subgroups to determine if they are significantly different from each other

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Concentration statistics?

Statistics that compare the percentages of men, women or minorities in various job categories to see if men, women or minorities are concentrated in certain workforce categories

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Fraudulent statistics?

misrepresenting the job or organization to a recruit

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Negligent hiring?

when an employer hires an applicant it knows or should've known could harm a third party

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Negligent referral?

misrepresenting or failing to disclose complete and accurate information about a former employee