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Employee Discrimination

Chapter 10

3. Calvin Roach, a native -born American of Acadian descent, was fired by Dresser Industrial. Roach claimed that he was fired because of his "Acadian" national origin ("Cajun" descent)and his association with Dresser employees of the same origin. Employer claims that, since there is not and never was such a county as Acadian, employee's claim of national origin discrimination is not covered under Title VII. Do you agree?

4. Valentine Jurado, of Mexican- American and Native American descent, was a disc jockey for KIIS radio station. After broadcasting in English for several years, Jurado was asked by the program director to incorporate some "stree" Spanish words into the program to attract more Hispanic listeners. A consultant was hired by the radio station to analyze the effects of Jarado's bilingual broadcasting on the listening audience. The consultant concluded that the attempt to increase the Hispanic audience had actually resulted in hurting the overall ratings of the station because it confused many listeners. Jurado was told to stop speaking Spanish on the air, and he was fired the next day for not complying with this order. Jurado claims that the English-only order disproportionately disadvantaged Hispanics and that he was also fired before given a chance to attempt to comply . What did you think of what happened to Jarado?

Chapter 11

2.Celtec Industries terminated a manager at age 59, who later claimed that the termination was based on age discrimination . He attempted to show pretext with evidence that he was fired based on incorrect data (showing a deficit when his unit had actually performed within budget). Is this sufficient?

Chapter 12

1.Den, Hartog, who was not disabled was discharged from his position as headmaster at Wasatch Academy because his adult son, who suffered from bipolar affective disorder and lived with his parents on campus, attacked and threatened several members of the school community. Did his discharge violate the ADA?

Chapter 13

1. Can a government employee state a claim for violation of the constitutional right to privacy when she was required, as a job applicant, to sign an affidavit stating that she had not used tobacco products for one year prior to application date?

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Chapter 10

3. Calvin Roach, a native -born American of Acadian descent, was fired by Dresser Industrial. Roach claimed that he was fired because of his "Acadian" national origin ("Cajun" descent)and his association with Dresser employees of the same origin. Employer claims that, since there is not and never was such a county as Acadian, employee's claim of national origin discrimination is not covered under Title VII. Do you agree?
The contention of Dresser Industrial is incorrect. Acadia existed in Canadian Maritime provinces of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Some of these also existed in the American State of Maine. The contention of Dresser Industrial that there was never a country of Acadia is incorrect and so Cavin's claim is covered by Title VII. The Acadians have a distinctly different culture, are Francophone and have cultural ties that are connected to France.

4. Valentine Jurado, of Mexican- American and Native American descent, was a disc jockey for KIIS radio station. After broadcasting in English for several years, Jurado was asked by the program director to incorporate some "stree" Spanish words into the program to attract more Hispanic listeners. A consultant was hired by the radio station to analyze the effects of Jarado's bilingual broadcasting on the listening audience. The consultant concluded that the ...

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This solution describes examples of discrimination under Title VII.

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