Ch 6: Employment Law

About This Chapter

To study more information about employment law, watch or read the lessons in this chapter. When you are finished, you can take self-assessment quizzes to check your knowledge of the material.

Employment Law- Chapter Summary

There are different types of laws that impact employees. These laws are meant to protect employees and their rights. In this chapter, you will learn about the different aspects of Equal Employment Opportunity including Title VII, ADA law, ADEA law, and PDA, as well as facets of employee rights. Additionally, some of the topics you will find in this chapter include:

  • Employment law
  • Policies against discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Whistleblower Act
  • Wrongful termination
  • ERISA law

As you work your way through the chapter, you will encounter many resources such as our video lessons, lesson transcripts and video timeline feature. At any point during your studies, you have the chance to reach out to our professional and knowledgeable instructors. They are here to answer any questions you may have about a specific topic within this chapter.

13 Lessons in Chapter 6: Employment Law
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What is Employment Law? - An Introduction to Employment Law

1. What is Employment Law? - An Introduction to Employment Law

Employment law is a broad area of the law. In general, this area governs the employer-employee relationship, but includes many subjects. This lesson will define and explain employment law.

What is Discrimination at the Workplace? - Forms, Policies & Practices

2. What is Discrimination at the Workplace? - Forms, Policies & Practices

Employment discrimination is the unfair treatment of employees based on prejudices. The forms of discrimination can be dependent upon equal pay compensation, sexual orientation, national origin/language, sex, pregnancy, religion, disability, age and race.

Sexual Harassment and the Hostile Work Environment

3. Sexual Harassment and the Hostile Work Environment

Sexual harassment is a very real and sensitive issue in the workplace. In this lesson, we will discuss sexual harassment, what it means and what it can do to the work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Law & Regulations

4. Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Law & Regulations

One of the most important employment laws on the books is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In this lesson, you'll learn about Title VII, its regulations and how it affects human resources management. A short quiz follows.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Requirements for Managers & Organizations

5. Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Requirements for Managers & Organizations

Violation of Title VII can result in serious consequences for a business. In this lesson, you'll learn important issues and concepts that managers must understand in order to comply with Title VII. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Equal Employment Opportunity: ADA Law & Regulations

6. Equal Employment Opportunity: ADA Law & Regulations

One of the most important employment laws on the books for human resource managers is the Americans with Disabilities Act. In this lesson, you'll learn some of its key provisions and concepts. A short quiz follows.

Equal Employment Opportunity: ADEA Law & Regulations

7. Equal Employment Opportunity: ADEA Law & Regulations

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 will continue to play an important role in human resources management as the U.S. population continues to age. In this lesson, you'll learn about its key provisions.

Equal Employment Opportunity: PDA & Regulations

8. Equal Employment Opportunity: PDA & Regulations

Female employees play a pivotal role in the success of an organization, but have historically been at a career disadvantage if they decide to bear children. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, including its protections and key provisions.

Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

9. Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

The modern workplace can be an intrusive and sometimes even a dangerous and violent place. In this lesson, you'll learn about employee privacy and safety. Topics will include employee surveillance, social media and workplace safety and violence.

Employee Rights: Employment-At-Will Doctrine & Exceptions

10. Employee Rights: Employment-At-Will Doctrine & Exceptions

Most employment relationships in the United States are subject to the employment-at-will doctrine. In this lesson, you'll learn about the employment-at-will doctrine and its exceptions. You'll also have the chance to take a short quiz.

What Is the Whistleblower Act? - Definition, Rights & Protection

11. What Is the Whistleblower Act? - Definition, Rights & Protection

A whistleblower is an employee that reports an employer's misconduct. There are laws that protect whistleblowers from being fired or mistreated for reporting misconduct. One of these laws is the Whistleblower Protection Act. This lesson explains the Whistleblower Protection Act and other laws that protect whistleblowers.

What Is Wrongful Termination? - Definition & Conditions

12. What Is Wrongful Termination? - Definition & Conditions

Wrongful termination happens when an employee is fired for illegal reasons or for reasons that violate company policy. This lesson explains wrongful termination and takes a look at a case example.

ERISA Law: Explanation & Importance

13. ERISA Law: Explanation & Importance

In the U.S., individuals are primarily responsible for saving for retirement. A pivotal vehicle is employer-sponsored retirement plans. In this lesson, you'll learn about ERISA, which is an important law that regulates private sector benefit plans.

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