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Test Bank For Law and Ethics in the Business Environment International Edition 7th Edition by Terry Halbert

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0538473525
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0538473521
Publisher ‏ : ‎ South-Western College Publishing; 7th edition
Authors: Elaine Ingulli, Terry Halbert



Test Bank For Law and Ethics in the Business Environment International Edition 7th Edition by Terry Halbert


Workers’ Rights as Human Rights: Health and Safety in the Workplace


  1. According to the court in the World Trade Center, the Fifth Amendment Substantive Due Process clause has all of the following meanings except:
    1. Individual protection against arbitrary actions of the government
    2. No deprivation of life, liberty or property without due process of law
    3. The government is bound to follow certain processes when arresting or trying someone for a crime
    4. The government is not allowed to behave in a manner that shocks the conscience


  1. With the adoption of the ____________, the U.S. began to address the need to prevent, or minimize, workplace accidents and health hazards.
  1. Securities Act
  2. Occupational Safety and Health Act
  3. Environmental Protection Agency
  4. National Insurance Act


  1. Employers have __________ been held criminally responsible for workplace injuries and deaths to workers.
  1. rarely
  2. marginally
  3. mostly
  4. always


  1. Typically individual stockholders are not held responsible for the actions of a corporation. Exceptions usually relate to comingling of funds, underinsuring, or similar actions by the corporate leadership. This is called:
    1. Risking liability
    2. Piercing the corporate veil
    3. The privilege of the stockholders
    4. Free market trading of stocks


  1. When an employee is injured on the job, that employee may:
  1. File a worker’s compensation claim and accept the government-determined value for the injury.
  2. File a tort claim in state court to recover damages above the worker’s compensation amount.
  3. File a complaint with OSHA to have the employer investigated and charged if violations are present.
    1. I only
    2. I and II only
    3. III only
    4. I and III only


  1. The purpose of OSHA and the MSHA is to eliminate injury in the workplace.
    1. True
    2. False

ANSWER: B. PAGE: 180 – the purpose is to reduce harm or to manage risk.

  1. Which of the following is true about worker’s compensation in America?
    1. Employers pay the employees directly for injuries caused on the job.
    2. Employees collect workers compensation for on the job injuries but are not allowed to sue employers for negligence.
    3. Employees collect workers compensation for on the job injuries but are not allowed to sue employers for any claim related to the injury.
    4. Employers cannot opt out of the system even if they can self-insure against workplace injury.


  1. One example of modern day slavery, as discussed in the interview with Kevin Bales, is:
    1. Purchased human labor for farming – just as it existed in early U.S. History with humans being kidnapped, transported and sold on the open market.
    2. Debt bondage – where families borrow money with the collateral being their future labor and the future labor of their offspring.
    3. People being offered very low wages and poor working conditions because the market will bear those conditions.
    4. Children working for their family businesses doing manual labor that is legal under exceptions to the child labor laws.


  1. According to Henry Shue, firms are not in the business of protecting the interests of their workers, except when this is a means to accomplish the organizational objectives.
  1. True
  2. False


  1. According to Henry Shue, who should have responsibility to protect workers from potential harm caused by imported goods?
  1. The employers of the workers facing the potential harm
  2. The governments of the people who may be harmed
  3. The companies importing the goods
  4. Consumers who ultimately buy the goods
    1. I only
    2. I and II
    3. I, II and III
    4. I, II, III and IV

ANSWER: D PAGE 196 (the author states that all should have responsibility but ultimately the reality is that consumers have responsibility because the others fail)


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