Share
Explore BrainMass

HR Management and Law: Parental discrimination

For your first case assignment, you will be examining a relatively new discrimination topic in HRM. The topic is "family responsibilities discrimination." Please read the chicagotribune.com article, "Win in parental discrimination cases raises issues for employers" at
http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1953105451&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=29440&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Also conduct an Internet search of government websites and a library search on the topic.

For your case assignment, after reading the above article and other information you have found, discuss the following:

What is the Lockwood case and why is it important?

Discuss how existing federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on gender, pregnancy or disability can protect caregivers as well. Be specific.

Courts are increasingly becoming more family-friendly in their court case decisions. Please discuss.

What types of employer actions are needed to ensure that family responsibilities discrimination doesn't take place? Please give specific employer examples.

Assignment Expectations:

Your paper should demonstrate critical thinking and analysis of the relevant issues and HRM actions, drawing upon all of the required background readings and any relevant sources from your prior courses and your own library and Internet research.

Prepare a paper that is professionally presented (including a cover page, a "List of References," and a strong introduction and conclusion). Proofread your paper carefully for grammar, spelling and word-usage errors.

Address all aspects of the assignment as stated above.

Provide private-sector employer examples of HRM programs, systems, processes and/or procedures as you address the above assignment requirements. Provide the names of the employers. Note--do not use your SLP organization as an employer example in your case paper.

Limit your Internet searching and focus instead on library searches and be sure to bring in information from the background readings.

Give authors credit for their work. Cite sources of borrowed information in the body of your text as footnotes, numbered end notes or APA style of referencing.

Solution Preview

HR Management and Law

For your first case assignment, you will be examining a relatively new discrimination topic in HRM. The topic is "family responsibilities discrimination." Please read the chicagotribune.com article, "Win in parental discrimination cases raises issues for employers" at
http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1953105451&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=29440&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Also conduct an Internet search of government websites and a library search on the topic.

For your case assignment, after reading the above article and other information you have found, discuss the following:

What is the Lockwood case and why is it important?

Lockwood case relates to Dena Lockwood of Chicago. Her daughter Lily has a nasty case of pinkeye. She called in sick for one day and explained to her manager that telling her that 4-year-old's sickness required her to stay back home. She was fired. Dena Lockwood felt that she had been discriminated against because she had children and decided to take her case to Chicago Commission on Human Relations. This was a city agency that was responsible for enforcing polices on employee discrimination. There was three years of litigation and the Commission decided in favor of Dena Lockwood and awarded more than $215,000 in damages and a substantial amount in attorney fees. The case showed Dena Lockwood that the firm she had worked for showed several signs that there was discrimination based on sex.

The implication of this case is that administrative agencies will award damages where firms have violated discrimination laws. During ...

Solution Summary

This explanation provides you a comprehensive argument relating to HR Management and Law: Parental discrimination

$2.19