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age discrimination in employment Act (ADEA) 1967

forbids age discrimination in any aspect of employment for those 40 or older

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all - qualified list

promotional roster method in which anyone on the list can be selected in any order

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alpha generation

born 2011-2025 projected to be best educated and most technologically sophisticated

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americans with disability act 1990

provides equal opportunity to jobs for qualified persons with a disability as well as other protections.

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assessment center

consist of several exercises or job simulations designed to elicit from candidates the behaviors found to be important to job success by the job analysis

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baby boomers 1946-1964

many still employed by law enforcement agencies reaching end of career - grew up in era of widespread social change

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banded list

promotional roster method in which candidates with similar scores are grouped together

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computer voice stress analyzer

a lie detection mechanism

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conditional job offer

an employment offer made contingent on passing a medical screening

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disbability

under ADA 1) physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities 2) a record of such impairment and 3)a perception of such impairment

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discipline

the core meaning is to teach or instruct

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discipline matrix

a formal schedule for disciplinary actions, imposed, reduced, increased

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disparate treatment

an EEOC theory of discrimination; a member of a protected class is intentionally discriminated against in an employment decision.

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Early identification and intervention systems

also called early warning systems or locally by some more unique term. intended to 1) guide officers to more successful performances; 2) reduce the number of incidents that create liability exposure; 3) increase the accountability of supervisors for the actions of their subordinates

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employee polygraph protection act

limits the use of lie detectors by employers, provides a law enforcement exception

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equal employment opportunity commission

a unit within the U.S. Department of justice (USDOJ) that administers several key job discrimination laws. EEOC recognizes four theories of discrimination.

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exempt employee

not entitled to overtime pay under FLSA

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Equal Pay act

1963 prohibits wage discrimination based on gender

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fair labor standards act

establishes national minimum wage, work hours, overtime pay, child labor and record keeping requirements

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Family medical leave act

provisions to help employees balance their career and family needs. Mandates unpaid leave by covered employees for eligible workers for up to 12 weeks during any 12 month period for four specific reasons.

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Field training officer

guides the field training of a recent basic/academy graduate, see officer in training

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4/5ths rule

a rule of thumb used to determine whether averse impact has occurred, not a legal standard

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generation X 1965-1980

the largest generation working in law enforcement presently; first generation latch key kid;

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Generation Y

largely children of baby boomers, recently entering law enforcement agencies. Tend toward traditional family values, spiritual, not necessarily religious

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Generation Z

Zedders - little known about them, fascination with virtual reality

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Genetic information nondiscrimination act 2008

limits the use of genetic information, provides a law enforcement exemption

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harrasment

discriminatory unwelcome action toward an individual on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, or genetic information.Sexual harassment is perhaps the most well known type of Harrasment

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hostile environment

created when the prohibited and unwelcome behavior has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the individual's work performance or by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment

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lilly ledbetter fair pay act

2009 law that states that each discriminatory paycheck is a new violation

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moral turpitude

conduct contrary to honesty, justice, or good morals

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non exempt employees

entitled to overtime pay FLSA

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officer in training

a recent academy graduate under the supervision of a field training officer

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peace officers standards and training commission

a state level organization that sets standards for police employment, basic and annual training, special certifications

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Pregnancy discrimination act

the act makes it unlawful to discriminate against women in employment if pregnant

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progressive discipline

slowly increasing the severity of sanctions unless a higher level is immediately required

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protected class

a Title VII 1972 - designation, race, color, sex

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Adverse impact

an employment practice, which although lacking any discriminatory intent and on its face appearing to be neutral, an employer is prohibited from using because it has an unjustified impact on members of a protected class.

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qualified individual with a disbability

job applicant or employer who meets the employers legitimate requirements for the position

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quid pro quo

something for something sexual harassment

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rank order list

promotional roster method in which candidates are listed in their rank order.

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reasonable accommodation

accommodating for those handicap

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reliability

if the same test or a parallel form is given to the same group substantially the same results will occur. results are not random

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retaliation

one of four EEOC theories of discrimination, 1) retaliation for participation 2) retaliation for opposition

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Servicemembers civil relief act 2003

provides protections to service members including those called to active duty - leasing agreements, amount debtor can charge - life insurance

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sexual harassment

a specific type of harrassment 1)quid pro quo 2) hostile environment

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Silent generation

born 1925-1945 loyal - security conscious, conforming are key attributes

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Title VII

1972 amends civil rights act prohibits job discrimination

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uniform guidelines for employee selection procedures

uniform guidelines developed by EEOC create single set of selection

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Uniformed services employment and reemployment rights act

1994 encourages non career participation in the uniformed military service by eliminating barriers to such service, minimizing the disruption of the lives of those called to service and prohibiting discrimination against them

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u.s. Department of Labor

administers some job discrimination laws in addition to other responsibilities

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validiity

quality of test that means it actually measure what it is intended to measure

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working test

the probationary period for a position