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Hi, I need help understanding the following questions.

1. The definition of "race" specified in the statutory language of Title VII includes the following racial categories:
A. American Indian or Alaska Native
B. Asian
C. Black or African American
D. None of the choices is correct.

2. Stephanie is transgendered. Prior to becoming a woman, she was employed in the accounting department at Wright Brothers, LLC. She was fired after reporting to work dressed as a woman.
A. Stephanie has a cause of action under Title VII for gender discrimination against her former employer because she was fired for being transgendered.
B. Stephanie does not have a cause of action under Title VII for gender discrimination because discriminating against transgendered persons is not considered gender discrimination.
C. Stephanie does not have a cause of action under Title VII for gender discrimination because she did not file the action before she became a woman.
D. Stephanie has a cause of action under Title VII for gender discrimination because she is legally considered a woman.

3. Bob Hughes is 57 years old and was employed by the state as a school bus driver. He had an exemplary record, with no accidents in the 27 years he was employed by the state. Bob was replaced by a younger man, age 31. He filed a claim with EEOC for age discrimination.
A. Bob has a valid claim because he can establish all of the elements of a prima facie case.
B. Bob cannot file a claim for age discrimination because he is a state employee.
C. Bob is a state employee and must file his pursuant to OWBPA, not with EEOC.
D. Bob does not have a claim for age discrimination because he was not more qualified than his replacement.

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1. D is correct.

You can go to the following link and search and find only because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/titlevii.cfm

2. D is correct.

Below is a list of federal laws that prohibit discrimination based on gender in a number of settings, and links to the full texts of those laws. (Note: Many states have civil rights laws of their own which mirror those at the federal level, so your state may have its own laws that are very similar to those identified below. In addition, municipalities like cities and counties can enact ordinances and laws related to civil rights.)

- Civil Rights Act of 1964: Title VII (Equal Employment Opportunities) (FindLaw)
Prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, ...

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