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Title VII

I need your help answering these questions:

1. Who is covered and not covered under Title VII and the impact of Title VII in the workplace?

2.I need four court cases that illustrate disparate treatment in the workplace and in each case I need the following:
a. A brief description of the relevant facts
b. The ruling and reasoning of the court.
c. The specific implications of the ruling for the employment environment.
e. The appropriate case sitation.

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Title VII covers any company with more than 15 employees (full- or part-time). It provides that employers cannot use race, religion, color, sex, national origin or pregnancy as a basis for hiring, firing, compensation and benefits, job assignments, employee classification, transfer, promotion, layoff or recall, training, use of company facilities, retirement plan or leave. Note that there are bona fide occupational qualifications (BFOQ), like when a company hires someone to work in a men's room. It's reasonable in this situation to limit the job to only male applicants. The full text of Title VII can be found at: http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/vii.html
It's long and full of legal jargon, so a good summary of Title VII appears here: http://members.aol.com/mattlawfrm/fedlaw.htm#title7
Here is some background for you on disparate impact and exactly what it means. "Disparate impact" is a methodology for establishing that an employer has engaged in discrimination against a specific group of employees or job applicants of the same race, ethnicity, religion or sex that does not require evidence that the employer intended to discriminate. Even where an ...

Solution Summary

A Title VII overview is included.