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Omar Khaleel: Bus Driver Applicant Discrimination

Omar Khaleel applied for a job as a bus driver with the Overland Omnibus Corporation. His employer was worried that it might be dangerous to allow someone of Middle Eastern descent to drive a large bus, loaded with 160 gallons of fuel, into the heart of the downtown areas in the cities served by the company. Therefore, he asked Omar to submit a more stringent background check than was used for other bus drivers. Eight months later, the background check was completed and Omar was hired as a driver.

A.Omar has no basis for a claim under Title VII because Overland was just being prudent as a result of the events of September 11, 2001.

B.Omar has no basis for a claim under Title VII because he was hired as a bus driver.

C,Omar can claim national origin discrimination under Title VII because he was treated differently than other bus drivers based on his Middle Eastern descent.

D.Omar can claim national origin discrimination under Title VII because his employer had difficulty pronouncing his name properly.

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C. Omar can claim national origin discrimination under Title VII because he was treated ...

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