17 terms

law and ethics chpt 9

emoployment at will
concept of employment whereby either the employer or employee can end the employment at any time, for any reason
wrongful discharge
concept established by precedent that says an employer risks litigation if he or she does not have just cause for firing an employee
just cause
employers legal reason for firing
public policy
common law concept of wrongful discharge when an employee has acted for the common good
prejudiced action or treatment
title VII of the civil rights act
sexual discrimination illegal and sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination
quid pro qup
latin meaning something for something
affirmative action
programs that use goals and quotas to provide preferential treatment for minority persons determined to have been under utilized in the past
wagner act of 1935
it is illegal to discriminate in hiring or firing because of union membership or organizational activities
Title VII of the civil rights axt of 1964
business with 15 or more employees working at least 20 weeks a year, prevents employers from discriminating in hiring or firing on the basis of race, color religion sex or origin
affirmative action
programs that use goals and quotas to provide preferential treatment for minority persons
right to know laws
state laws that allow employees access to information about toxic or hazardous substances, employer duties, employee rights and other workplace health and safety issues
hazard communication satandard
OSHA, standard intended to increase health care praxtitioners awareness of risks imoprove work praxtices and appropriate use of personal protective equipment and reduce injuries
general duty clause
a section of lthe hazard communication standard stsating that any equipment that may poser a health risk must be specified as a hazard
chemical hygiene plan
the standard for occupational exposures to hazardous chemicals in laboratories which clarifies the handling of hazardous chemixals in medical laboratories
occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogen standard
an OSHA regulation designed to protect health care workerts from the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens
medical waste tracking axt
federal law that authorizes OSHA to inspect hazardous medical wastes and to cite offices ffor unsafe or unhealthy praxtices regarding these wastes