Legal: Supreme Court of the United States and Correct Answer

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Leg 500 Midterm
Question 1
5 out of 5 points
The best example of a source for virtue ethics for a business is Answer
Selected Answer: the corporate mission statement.
Correct Answer: the corporate mission statement.
Question 2
5 out of 5 points
Corporate director or officer decisions to dedicate corporate funds for social causes is called: Answer
Selected Answer: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Correct Answer: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Question 3
5 out of 5 points
Which of the following views on outsourcing would be consistent with the free market ethics approach advocated by Milton Friedman? Answer
Selected Answer: Outsourcing enhances competitiveness, modernization, and bigger market opportunities. Correct Answer: Outsourcing enhances competitiveness, modernization, and bigger market opportunities. Question 4

5 out of 5 points
According to Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which of the following is not a reason to allow corporations the right to spend money and advertise for political candidates? Answer
Selected Answer: The immense wealth of a corporation allows it to be the most accurate in providing messages to people. Correct Answer: The immense wealth of a corporation allows it to be the most accurate in providing messages to people. Question 5

5 out of 5 points
Assuming a business ethical dilemma, which statement best illustrates Gilligan approach suggested in her theory of “The Ethics of Care”? Answer
Selected Answer: care and responsibility to others
Correct Answer: care and responsibility to others
Question 6
5 out of 5 points
Under the legal doctrine of “employment at will” an employee can be lawfully terminated from her job for: I. wearing a shirt that clashes with her suit
II. any non-discriminatory reason
III. complaining about illegal activity in the workplace
IV. only for good cause
Answer
Selected Answer: c. I and II
Correct Answer: c. I and II
Question 7
5 out of 5 points
Exceptions to the rule of employment-at-will include which of the following? I. organization of unions
II. passage of Sarbanes Oxley Act
III. raising of public policy issues
IV. promise of implied-contract or covenant-of-good-faith
Answer
Selected Answer: I, II, III, IV
Correct Answer: I, II, III, IV
Question 8
0 out of 5 points
There are several reasons why whistleblowing may not be protected on an international level. These include: Answer
Selected Answer: Most business is not truly international and so there has been no push for globalization of protection. Correct Answer: Collective or collaborative cultures may frown on whistleblowing instead of working together to fix a problem. Question 9

0 out of 5 points
To determine whether a public employee receives First Amendment protection from speech (and therefore cannot be fired for it), the Supreme Court has stated that all of the following are important except: Answer

Selected Answer: The employer must have a justification for treating the employee differently than it would treat a member of the general public. Correct Answer: The speech cannot be about political topics. Question 10

5 out of 5 points
The Constitution does not always protect free-speech rights for what public employees say on the job. Which of the following is true? Answer
Selected Answer: Public employees may speak out on matters of public concern and have First Amendment protection but not when they speak out in the course of their official duties. Correct Answer: Public employees may speak out on matters of public concern and have First Amendment protection but not when they speak out in the course of their official duties. Question 11

5 out of 5 points
One reason employers use to justify giving honesty or integrity tests is: Answer
Selected Answer: Employee theft is a tremendous expense each year and employers believe that these tests will remove the largest...
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