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Affirmative Action is one of the most contentious issues; its intent and the discriminatory result of applying it in practice has become a major issue in today's workforce. 2 pages
The Web site is as follows:

* http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-westfaulcon24-2009apr24,0,5548886.story

* What is Affirmative Action?
* What was the initial intent of Affirmative-Action legislation?
* What did the landmark Ricci v. DeStefano case conclude? Go to http://topics.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/07-1428 to read the case.
* What was the basis for the conclusion?
* Given that this is a training manual to sensitize employees, how will this affect any practices at the company?

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Affirmative Action is one of the most contentious issues; its intent and the discriminatory result of applying it in practice has become a major issue in today's workforce. 2 pages
The Web site is as follows:

* http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-westfaulcon24-2009apr24,0,5548886.story

* What is Affirmative Action?
Affirmative action refers to positive action to increase employment opportunities of certain groups, which may involve setting objective, deadlines, and well defines steps to ensure that the objectives are achieved. These are actions that take race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and physical disability into consideration. Usually the historically deprived ethnic groups, veterans, people with disabilities, and women. There are however states like California and Michigan that have made amendments to their constitution disallowing affirmative action. Essentially affirmative action is a term to identify policies or program that are designed to level the playing field for minorities in the pursuit of , admission to educational institutes, jobs and government contracts.
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3. What are some ways that the President of the company can erode the employment-at-will doctrine? What recommendations for how the employer can protect itself against these possible erosions?

4. As I understand it, because of discrimination laws, the President of a Company does not have the right to require a certain dress in their environment unless it is for business needs and applied uniformly. However, it seems to me that employers actually have a lot of discretion about the requirements of their employee dress codes. An employee handbook (if one exists) with information would need to be changed before implementing a new dress code. Can you provide additional input and elaborate?

5. In regards to the temporary worker, it seems to me that if the one employee is not being paid like other employees of the organization, it would be considered discrimination, in particular if they are in a protected class, such as gender, age, religion, national origin, etc. Can you add anything else? Please elaborate.

6. For the other inquiry, it would seem to me that a carefully drafted company policy in place at the firm would help ensure the President of the employer did not violate any employment-related laws. This would be at least one method to protect itself against these possible erosions. Can you think of others? Please elaborate.

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