Legal Considerations for Employee Discipline


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In employment that is governed by a/the _____, both the employer and the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time for any lawful reason.

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1. An employee can be disciplined for all of the following EXCEPT:

2. Employees have a strong legal case for unlawful discipline when they can prove that:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this brief, multiple-choice quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge concerning legal considerations for employee discipline. For instance, you should be familiar with reasons for which an employee can and cannot be disciplined.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The term for when the employer and employee may end the employment relationship whenever and for whatever reason
  • Something that employees cannot be disciplined for
  • When employees have a strong legal case for unlawful discipline
  • What an employer cannot do when an employee is being disciplined for theft
  • Discipline related to misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what an employee cannot be disciplined for and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between discipline and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about a strong legal case for unlawful discipline

Additional Learning

Keep studying this topic with the lesson titled Legal Considerations for Employee Discipline. Below are just a few examples of what you can expect to find in this lesson:

  • Examples of appropriate employee discipline
  • The importance of documentation
  • When surveillance is unlawful