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Legal basis for the EEOC to hold that JBS-SWIFT

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Read and answer 2 questions in the ATTACHED case study. Book title: Human Resource Management, 13th Edition, 2011. Author: Robert L. Mathis and John H. Jackson.

Chapter 3: Equal Employment Opportunity

1. What is the legal basis for the EEOC to hold that JBS-SWIFT had violated the employees' civil rights?

2. Contrast the solutions to the Tyson situation and the JBS-SWIFT situation. Which is likely to have the greatest positive impact on the company and why?


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1. JBS Swift engaged in the practice of regional discrimination when it failed to accommodate the requirements of Muslim employees by refusing them to pray according to their religious tenets. JBS also retaliated by terminating the employment of several employees when they requested to be given permission to pray at sundown to break their fast during the month of Ramadan which is an Islamic tradition requiring a daytime fast from morning till dawn. As a result, others workers from other faiths too joined the protest initiated by Muslim workers as they felt that their request for religious accommodation was not addressed. The conduct ...

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The legal basis for the EEOC to hold that JBS-SWIFT are examined.