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Disparate Treatment: Preferential Hiring

Pleasantville is a small city in Missouri, near St. Louis and several other larger cities. Pleasantville has a policy that all employees of the City of Pleasantville must be residents of Pleasantville. The City of Pleasantville advertises in the local newspaper for a new sanitation worker, and the advertisement specifies that only residents of Pleasantville will be considered for the position. Steven, who is a resident of St. Louis, applies for the position and his application is rejected and someone else is hired. Is this a violation of the Civil Rights Act? Is this an example of disparate treatment? Why, or why not? Is this an example of disparate impact? Why, or why not?

Your response should be a minimum of 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be APA referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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Is this a violation of the Civil Rights Act? Is this an example of disparate treatment? Why, or why not?

This is not a violation of the Civil Rights Act. The employee who is claiming discrimination under the allegation of disparate treatment must prove that the discrimination was predicated upon treatment that was different for him or her than ...

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