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ERIC Number: ED304607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Current Legal I-O Issues.
Ofsanko, Frank
This report focuses on a myriad of national, state, and local laws, regulations and court decisions which govern the everyday work of industrial and organizational psychologists. Legislation already in effect and legislation still pending are discussed. Citing relevant legislation and court decisions throughout the text, the paper addresses such issues as equal opportunity employment, validity generalization and test transportability, testing policies for employment and education, confidentiality and demands for privacy, drug testing and proper drug testing procedures, polygraph testing, computerized personality test results and interpretation, individual and employee rights, participative decision-making, informing employees of safety or health hazards in the workplace, employee protection from such hazards, how employers should deal with employees having acquired immune deficiency syndrome and other contagious diseases, definitions of various handicaps and handicapped workers, job stress, worker's compensation, alcoholism and chemical dependency, compulsive gambling, workforce illiteracy, comparable worth and equal pay, aging workers, genetic screening, smoking, and sexual harassment. Workplace surveillance, via telephone and electronic equipment, is also discussed. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (96th, Atlanta, GA, August 12-16, 1988).