Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety


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What type of legal liability does an employer seek to avoid by performing background checks on all applicants?

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1. Ann has interviewed for a job with a new company. She has been informed that a background check will be completed as part of the hiring process. This may involve all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

2. Which of the following is an example of an off-duty act by an employee?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Both employees and employers can benefit greatly from employee privacy and safety laws. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the specific rights.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your ability to identify the following:

  • Example of an off-duty employee act
  • reason which allows employer to read your work email or listen to phone calls
  • Place which issues workplace health and safety standards
  • Things not allowed in employer's background check
  • Liability employer wants to avoid by running background check

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related employee privacy rights lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding health and safety standards
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about off-duty employee acts

Additional Learning

To learn more about employee rights, review the corresponding lesson on Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains employee privacy and competing interests
  • Defines workplace privacy
  • Explains the importance of background and drug testing
  • Explains employee surveillance and off-duty acts
  • Explains the importance of workplace safety and issue of violence