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Course Description
Examines laws and regulations impacting rights and responsibilities within the employee and employer relationship.
Topics include common law principles, discrimination, wage and hour law, National Labor Relations Act and other labor
and employment laws. focus is on federal laws governing employment.

Course Textbook Walsh, D. J. (2013). Employment law for human resource practice
(4th ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western


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This detailed solution provides a two page case study plus APA formatted references on age discrimination in the workplace. It is written from the role of a HR representative. It identifies the issue, statute, and scenario. It compares the scenario to a court case, and provides a recommendation.

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Age discrimination has become an increasingly important topic as our workforce continues to age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA") "protects employees 40 years and older from discrimination on the basis of age in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, or terms, conditions or privileges of employment (United States Department of Labor, 2016). While the average age at Big Top Stores continues to climb, the average of our distribution center has stabilized at 31.4 years. I am concerned that age discrimination is taking place in the distribution center.
Bob Smith, the manager of the distribution center contacted me to discuss terminating Francisco Swisher. Mr. Swisher has been employed at Big Top for 15 years. During our conversation, Mr. Swisher was continually referred to as "old guy" and "grandpa" by Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith wants to terminate Mr. Swisher for pulling errors. For the past 11 periods, Mr. Swisher has made a high amount of errors. Mr. Smith has documented his conversations warning Mr. Swisher of his unsatisfactory error rate two times (6/1/16; 9/5/16). My concern is that Mr. Swisher repeatedly references Mr. Swisher's age (45) when speaking about his work performance. In ...

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