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Court Case of Lawsuit

"The Supreme Court has held that the selection guidelines in the federal government's Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures also apply to performance measurement" (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2011, p. 249). Locate a recent court case or lawsuit related to discrimination or unjust dismissal by a performance management system. Assist with writing ideas for a paper about the selected court case of lawsuit. You are required to use at least your textbook and a court case as source material for your paper.
Be sure to include the following in your paper:
-A brief description of the selected court case or lawsuit.
-A discussion of the purpose of performance management.
-An analysis the criteria and methods used for measuring performance management in the court case or lawsuit.
-A discussion of the legal and ethical issues related to performance management in this court case or lawsuit.
-All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format.

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The case of Siegel, et al. v. Ford Motor Company is a class action suit brought about by older managers who claimed the company's performance appraisal system unjustly singled them out for termination due to age. AARP served as co-counsel for the case which benefits over 400 older managers employed with Ford Motor Company. The plaintiffs assert that senior management devised the system to weed out older managers (US Newswire, 2002). The assertion is that by continually receiving the lowest grade on the performance management scale, older managers were systematically forced out of their jobs.

Many large organizations have developed and relied on performance management systems to maintain high functioning employees and eliminate those who are low functioning or do not perform as expected. Such systems often involve the use of grading or ranking levels in which each employee is placed. These systems often use quotas to place a percentage of top performers at the highest level and the worst performers at the lowest level. Such a system is designed to eliminate those ...

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The solution discusses a court case of lawsuit.