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Global Employee handbook

For the below assignment, please complete items 5 & 6 only.

Create a representation of actual sections of an employee handbook

Address the issues of privacy, employee or applicant testing, and performance evaluations in the global workplace. This assignment must include, but is not limited to, the consideration of the following questions in drafting your handbook sections:

1. What privacy rights issues must be addressed?
2. What must the company's position be in response to privacy rights issues?
3. How do your privacy protections limit the company's liability?
4. How do your privacy protections enhance employee motivation and productivity?
5. How would your responses to the previous components differ if this was a public sector employer?
6. What are some ethical considerations involved in the design of this section?
7. What legal considerations must be made as you design your employee testing policies, particularly as you consider the different specific testing that might be done?
8. What ethical considerations must be made relative to your testing policies?
9. What legal considerations must be made as you design your performance evaluation section?
10. What ethical considerations must be included in your determinations as to the design of the performance evaluation section?

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5. How would your responses to the previous components differ if this was a public sector employer?

If this were a public sector company, the provisions of the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution would apply. The provision that protects the citizens from "unreasonable searches and seizures" gives some protection to the public sector employees. The public sector employer cannot search the employee's person or belongings of an employee if there is no suspicion that the employee has done something against the law. However, if the government employee's job is safety sensitive, requires carrying of arms/weapons, or has right to use sensitive/classified information, he can be required to undergo urine testing for drugs. This public sector employee has to undergo even if there is no suspicion of drug use.

Overall, the public sector employees have the legal right to privacy till the employer has realistic and legitimate reason for conducting a search. The US constitution protects the public employee from federal, state, or local government from conducting unreasonable search and seizure. ...

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