Employment Law for Business 9th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1259722332
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 9 edition (January 25, 2018)
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Bennett-Alexander and Hartman’s Employment Law for Business addresses employment law and employment decisions from a managerial perspective. This textbook shows students how to manage effectively and efficiently, with full comprehension of the legal ramifications of their decisions. Students learn to analyze employment law facts using concrete examples of thorny management-related legal dilemmas. The authors illustrate the various methods that can be used to reach a resolution, so that students understand how to make their own business decisions based on legal considerations.
The text discusses the complicated issues today’s businesses face, such as whether employers are liable if they didn’t know a supervisor was sexually harassing an employee and whether an employer is liable for racial discrimination for terminating a black male who refuses to abide by a “no-beard” policy. These types of questions, which are routinely decided in workplaces every day, can have devastating financial and productivity consequences if mishandled by employers. Yet, few employers or their managers and supervisors are equipped to handle them well.
This ninth edition has been updated to include cases such as the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court pregnancy case, Young v. UPS, and the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court Obergefell decisions prohibiting states from banning gay marriage, as well as current events, such as the 2016 presidential election and its effect on employment decisions. This edition also provides more in-depth coverage of recent issues, including technology and hiring assessment tools, criticisms of drug testing, and gender and age discrimination claims.
New to This Edition:
– Updated statistics and new in-text examples, end-of-chapter questions, and cases reflect the most currently available examples. The authors have retained seminal cases, however, as students must be well versed in legal precedent.
– Chapter 3 focuses on the impact the 2016 election has had on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
– Chapter 4 provides the latest data on the use of social media and technology on recruitment, selection, and related activities.
– Chapter 10 features an updated discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity.
– Chapter 14 provides extensive updates based on significant advances in technology, information gathering, social media, monitoring, privacy, and the law and their effect on the workplace.
About the Author
Laura Hartman earned her B.S. in social psychology at Tufts University and her J.D. at the University of Chicago. She is the director of the Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy and clinical professor of business ethics in the Department of Organizational Behavior. She also serves as associate professor at the Kedge Business School in Marseille, France. She has been executive director and board chair of an elementary school in Haiti that provides leadership education to children living in poverty. A winner of the Microsoft CreateGOOD award at Cannes Lions, Professor Hartman also was named one of one of Ethisphere’s 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. In addition, she continues to serve as an advisor to a number of startup companies.
Dawn Bennett-Alexander earned her B.S. in sociology at Federal City College (now the University of the District of Columbia) and her J.D. at Howard University School of Law. She is a tenured associate professor of employment law and legal studies at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. She has been admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia as well as six federal jurisdictions. Before teaching, Professor Bennett-Alexander worked at the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the White House Domestic Council, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice Appellate Division, and Antioch School of Law.
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