Before starting this assignment, be sure that you are familiar with the following additional laws and their amendments:
Polygraph Protection Act (Click on the link for a brief overview.)
Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification Act (Click on the link for a brief overview.)
Privacy laws (Click on the link for a very brief overview of employee privacy and employment law.)
Drug Testing laws (Click on the link for a brief overview.)
OSHA (Click on the link for a brief overview.)
Integrate your responses to the following as you prepare your paper:
One of your old college roommates who now lives in New York City just called you. He said he was on vacation this week attending a cross-dressing convention and got a call from his boss. His boss told him he just lost his job in a layoff along with 50 other employees in the same private-sector company (that had 850 employees pre-layoff). His boss told him he was being laid off effective immediately because he refused to take a lie detector test concerning drugs found in his company locker. He also refused to take a drug test because he was afraid that a false positive would result in the state child protection agency taking away custody of his children.
Discuss the legal ramifications of this situation.
For example, discuss how the Polygraph Protection Act, Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification Act, and/or any privacy laws, discrimination laws, safety laws, or state drug testing law(s) might apply.
Use at least Online Library sources plus any applicable background readings to help strengthen your discussion.
APA format mandatory! Must include an Introduction, Subheadings and Conclusion!
Basic Format for Books
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
Article from an Online Periodical
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from
Article From an Online Periodical with DOI Assigned
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal,volume number, page range. doi:0000000/000000000000 or
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal,volume number. Retrieved from http://www.journalhomepage.com/full/url/
Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/
De Huff, E. W. (n.d.). Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian tales. Retrieved from http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/dehuff/taytay/taytay.html
Nonperiodical Web Document or Report
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://Web address
•Assignment-Driven: Does the paper fully address all aspects of the assignment? Is the assignment addressed accurately and precisely using sound logic? Does the paper meet minimum length requirements?
•Critical Thinking: Does the paper demonstrate graduate-level analysis, in which information derived from multiple sources, expert opinions, and assumptions has been critically evaluated and synthesized in the formulation of a logical set of conclusions? Does the paper address the topic with sufficient depth of discussion and analysis?
•Business Writing: Is the essay logical, well organized and well written? Are the grammar, spelling, and vocabulary appropriate for graduate-level work? Are section headings included? Are paraphrasing and synthesis of concepts the primary means of responding, or is justification/support instead conveyed through excessive use of direct quotations?
•Effective Use of Information: Does the submission demonstrate that the student has read, understood, and can apply the background materials for the module? If required, has the student demonstrated effective research, as evidenced by student’s use of relevant and quality (library?) sources? Do additional sources used provide strong support for conclusions drawn, and do they help in shaping the overall paper?
•Citing Sources: Does the student demonstrate understanding of APA Style of referencing, by inclusion of proper citations (for paraphrased text and direct quotations) as appropriate? Have all sources (e.g., references used from the Background page, the assignment readings, and outside research) been included, and are these properly cited? Have all sources cited in the paper been included on the References page?
DiversityInc.com provides a variety of articles and court case decisions relating to discrimination.
Drug testing laws for all U.S. states and territories at http://www.testcountry.com/StateLaws/
Employment Law Information Network (information on recent cases, laws, HRM-related topics), from http://www.elinfonet.com/
Equal Employment Opportunity Laws (federal) website. Retrieved from http://eeoc.gov. (See this website for the major federal EEO laws.)
Greaves, M., & Smith, A. (2009, January). The new Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act. Defense Counsel Journal, 76(1), 137-140. Retrieved from ProQuest.
Human resource management and the law. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.scribd.com/doc/18002088/Chapter-4-Human-Resource-Management-and-the-Law
Occupational Safety and Health Administration website at https://www.osha.gov/.
Other workplace standards: Reemployment and nondiscrimination rights for uniformed services members. (n.d.). elaws – Employment Law Guide. Retrieved from United States Department of Labor website at http://www.dol.gov/compliance/guide/userra.htm