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Quiz 8 :

Affirmative Action

Quiz 8 :

Affirmative Action

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Some employers may be motivated to adopt affirmative action as a result of social or ethical responsibility.
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No other employment practice is more misunderstood than affirmative action.
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True

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The complaining parties in reverse discrimination suits are restricted to being white males.
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The problem with consent decrees is that third parties can initiate an indefinite number of litigations against the AAP.
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Statistical imbalances, in and of themselves, are not sufficient to justify preferential treatment.
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Affirmative action shifts the premise of equal opportunity from group rights to individual rights.
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Proponents of AA programs believe preferential treatment actually creates racial barriers rather than removing them.
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Only state and local governments and their agencies can violate the Equal Protection Clause.
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It is acceptable to hire an unqualified candidate from a preferred group rather than a qualified person from a non-preferred group.
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Provided the employer has shown a good faith effort to attain AAP goals, the OFCCP and the EEOC are unlikely to take adverse action against the employer for failing to reach them.
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The Civil Rights Act of 1991 now provides a degree of protection to third parties of consent decrees.
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Before 1995, when it comes to affirmative action the private sector was held to a higher standard of judicial review compared to government employers.
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Diversity goals are permanent whereas affirmative action goals are temporary.
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The EEOC was successfully sued for reverse discrimination because its affirmative action plan had become a permanent fixture.
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The Supreme Court has held that societal discrimination does not come under the domain of Title VII.
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Federal courts have long permitted employers to consider race and ethnicity as the sole decision criterion under formal AAPs.
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The first part of the strict scrutiny test is to determine if a program is narrowly tailored.
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When conducting utilization analysis, failing to consider the relevant labor market for applicants is a frequent problem.
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The classes of employees entitled to preferential selection under federally mandated AAPs are more extensive than those under Title VII.
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There is only one definition for affirmative action: AA involves the preferential hiring and promoting of protected group members in order to remedy underutilization.
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