MHR 6401: Employment Law


Examines laws and regulations impacting rights and responsibilities within the employee and employer relationship. Topics include common law principles, discrimination, wage and hour law, National Labor Relations Act and other labor and employment laws. Focus is on federal laws governing employment.


  1. Describe how the employment relationship can lead to violations of public policy.
  2. Describe the purpose of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  3. Illustrate who is covered by Title VII and who must comply with Title VII.
  4. Describe the procedure for filing an employment discrimination claim.
  5. Explain the history of racial discrimination in employment in the US.
  6. Identify conduct that constitutes racial discrimination in employment.
  7. Distinguish between discrimination based on race and discrimination based on color.
  8. Analyze how same-sex gender sexual harassment fits the pattern for actionable sexual harassment.
  9. Describe what reasonable accommodation means in the context of religious discrimination.
  10. Interpret how religion can be a bona fide occupational qualification.
  11. List and describe the forms of employment testing.
  12. Identify unfair labor practices under US labor laws.
  13. Contrast mandatory and permissive bargaining matters under US labor laws.
  14. Explain the authority of OSHA in dealing with workplace safety issues.




Employment law for human resource practice (Rev: 5th ed.)

Publisher: Cengage Learning (2016)
Author: Walsh, D. J.
ISBN: 9781305112124
Price: $233.96

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