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Title VII discrimination: three separate cases of possible violations against blacks

3. It is discovered that, at a health club, the owner has been putting a notation on the application of black membership applicants that reads "DNWAM", which means "do not want as member. In addition, the black membership applicants are charges higher fees and are much less likely to be financed as other non black applicants. Can the black applicants bring a successful action under Title VII?

4. A black female employee is told that she cannot come to work with her hair in decorative braids traditionally worn in Africa, and if she continues to do so, she will be terminated. Does the employee have a claim under Title VII?

5. Bennie's Restaurant chain routinely hires blacks, but it only assigns them to the lower-paying jobs as kitchen help, rather than as higher-paid servers, salad bar helpers, or managers. Bennie's says it does not discriminate because it has many black employees. If suit is brought by the black employees, who will likely win? [based on Denny's Rest]

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3. It is discovered that, at a health club, the owner has been putting a notation on the application of black membership applicants that reads "DNWAM", which means "do not want as member. In addition, the black membership applicants are charges higher fees and are much less likely to be financed as other non black applicants. Can the black applicants bring a successful action under Title VII?

Firstly, Title VII refers to employees. As the members are not employees the act does not apply. Also the act forbids discrimination in accommodation on the basis of color. However, black membership is not the same accommodation. So Title VII does not apply.

Secondly, a ...

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The responses to the three questions are each a paragraph or two in which the application of law is carefully explained together with the appropriate remedies.

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