****In a case decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals or the 8th Circuit, Crone v. United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) a UPS dispatcher was denied a supervisory position because her boss feared drivers would make her cry. Read the case and discuss the outcome of the case, whether the holdings of this case could lead to unlawful excuses for discrimination in other settings and/or against other classes, and the ethics of incorporating the principles of this case into DWI's EEO policy book and training.
--Outcome of the Case
Mrs. Crone's submission that this was a case of discrimination on the basis of gender discrimination was turned down.
Mrs. Crone had requested Dept. Manager, Ray Whitaker to recommend her for promotion. He refused to give a favorable recommendation. Instead he recommended another candidate whom he did not know from another department. Mr. Ray Whitaker's contention was that Mrs. Crone's supervisory style was not confrontational as required by the position and so he could not recommend Mrs. Crone for the position.
Mrs. Crone claimed that this decision of Mr. ...
This solution discusses the Crone vs UPS case. It then evaluates if the case can be applied to DWI.