A woman from New Jersey is interviewed for a job in marketing. The Job is based in Georgia. She has an MBA. The interviewing manager asks her questions such as "Do you have any children?", "Does your husband help with the child rearing?", "Do you plan on having more children in the future?", and "Would your family support you moving to Georgia if we need you to?" The woman is not hired for the position (a male from Georgia with a bachelor's degree in public relations is hired). Does the woman have a legitimate argument for sex discrimination? If yes, what does she have to show in order to make a prima facie case of discrimination? What affirmative defense(s), if any, can the employer assert?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:37 am ad1c9bdddf
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The applicant has a legitimate argument for sex discrimination if the woman can prove that she was not hired due to the answers to the interviewer's questions. The applicant answered the personal questions that were asked. The legal merits of the questions asked of the applicant are questionable. Asking if her husband helps with child rearing or if the applicant plans to have more children in the future are not applicable to any position, in any circumstance. The employer has opened a potential liability based on asking those ...
This solution thoroughly discusses sex discrimination, the prima facie doctrine, and additional main elements as related to the employment law case scenario listed.
Marketing Manager Interviewing for a New Job at Automotive Co.
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Imagine you are a marketing manager interviewing for a new job at a large automotive company. You know that being well prepared for an interview gives you a better chance of being offered the job, so you decide to study the company as well as some of the company's future marketing ideas.
One of the company's ideas is to phase out its large, profitable SUV line of automobiles to focus on smaller, more fuel-efficient cars.
In your discussion, describe the pros and cons of this marketing idea proposed by the company from the both a financial and non-financial perspective.View Full Posting Details