(Multiple Choice Question) 1. Mike is an employee at will.

(Multiple Choice Question)

1. Mike is an employee at will. “You’re fired!” says Regina, his boss. “Why?” asks Mike. “Never mind why,” Regina replies. “I can fire you for any reason at all. Scram!” Can Regina fire Mike for any reason at all?

A. Yes.

B. Regina must have a good reason to fire Mike if he has worked at the firm for more than one year.

C. Regina may fire Mike if he is out for more than three weeks while serving on a jury.

D. Regina may not fire Mike for logging onto pornographic Web sites at work.

E. Regina may not fire Mike for testifying in court that Regina was violating federal pollution laws.


2. Under the FMLA:

A. Both men and women are entitled to leave from their jobs for childbirth, adoption, or medical emergencies.

B. An employee is entitled to 12 weeks of paid leave.

C. An employee is entitled to leave to care for any member of his household, including pets.

D. An employee who takes a leave is entitled to return to the exact job she left.

E. All employees in the country are covered.


3. Which of the following statements is true under the public policy doctrine?

A. An employee can be fired for any reason.

B. An employee can be fired for threatening a coworker.

C. An employee can be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim.

D. An employee can be fired for violating company policy even if he does so to save someone’s life.

E. An employee can be fired for refusing to lie under oath on the witness stand.


4. A whistleblower

A. Is always protected by the law.

B. Is never protected by the law.

C. Is always protected when filing suit under the False Claims Act.

D. Is always protected if she is an employee of the federal government.

E. Is always protected if she works for a private company.


5. Jack was furious when Hermione left the company in the middle of a very busy sales period. He promised that he would get even with her. Another employer called to check Hermione’s references. Which of the following statements should Jack make, if his goal is to limit his company’s potential liability?

A. Hermione was generally a good worker, but she was often late arriving at the office. (This is true.)

B. Hermione tried to run over a coworker with her car. (This is true.)

C. Hermione wore inappropriate clothing. (This is not true.)

D. Hermione doesn’t know her debits from her credits. (This is not true.)

E. Hermione worked for this company for a year and a half. Her title was Chief Knowledge Officer. (This is true.)


6. An unemployed CPA generally would receive unemployment compensation benefits if the CPA:

A. Was fired as a result of the employer’s business reversals.

B. Refused to accept a job as an accountant while receiving extended benefits.

C. Was fired for embezzling from a client.

D. Left work voluntarily without good cause.


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