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Grapple Industries: FLSA Violations

Grapple Industries has 1,000 full-time and part-time employees who manufacture parts for hand tools. Company policy states that part-time employees are not eligible for overtime pay, even if an employee works more than 40 hours during a particular week. Grapple has: Answer A.not violated the FLSA because part-time empl

Employer's Duty to Accommodate Religious Practices

An employer's duty to accommodate the religious practices of an employee is limited by: Answer A.the concepts of reasonableness and undue hardship. B.the degree to which the religion involved is widely recognized. C.the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. D.expectations and demands by t

Religious Discrimination

Major Energy has decided to adopt a new pension plan. Under the new plan, Major Energy owners will benefit greatly, but the employees will be significantly less well off than under the present plan, even though the owners of Major Energy inform the employees that the whole purpose of the plan is to make the employees better off.

Role of the Court in Religious Discrimination

In cases where a court is called upon to determine whether an employer has committed religion-based discrimination, the court must frequently first decide: Answer A. The legitimacy of the religion involved. B. Whether the employer is of a different religion than the employee. C. How long the religion involved h

Varity Corp. v. Howe: Religious Discrimination

In Varity Corp. v. Howe the court held that:Answer A. ERISA fiduciaries do not have any fiduciary duty to disclose truthful information on their own initiative. B. ERISA's fiduciary standards were intended to protect the integrity of the plan, not the individual beneficiaries. C. ERISA fiduciaries are required to

Employer Aware of Religious Practices

Once an employer is aware of a conflict between company policy and an employee's religious practices, the employer must: Answer A.modify company policy so as not to discriminate against the employee's religious practices. B.always exempt the employee from compliance with policy. C.attempt to reasonably accommodat

Sal's Seafood: Religious Discrimination

LaTonya recently joined the Freewill Pentecostal Holiness Church and as a member, she is not allowed to wear pants. Her employer, Sal's Seafood, requires all employees to wear coveralls provided by the company for sanitary reasons. Although LaTonya wore the uniform prior to joining the church, she now refuses to wear the coveral

Religious Discrimination

Cara has been employed by Dalton Department Store for 10 years as a sales associate in the women's department. After she became a Muslim, she decided to wear a burka, a full-body cloak, with a small mesh-like screen to see through. When she reported for work wearing burka, her employer told her that she was in violation of the c

Religious Discrimination

Discuss the background of religious discrimination and give some contemporary issues./ 200 words

The Foggy Bottom Sheriff's Department Agility Tests

The Foggy Bottom Sheriff's Department requires all applicants for deputy sheriff to pass a pre-employment agility test. It requires an applicant to do 30 sit-ups in one minute, 25 pushups with no time limit, run 300 meters in 1 minute 11 seconds and drag a 165 pound dummy for a distance of 40 feet in 1 minute. Lisa McGregor fail

Victor's Casino and Resort Spa Dress Code

Question 3 Cassidy applies for a job as a combination bartender and server at Victor's Casino and Resort Spa. The interview process includes a tour of one of the bar areas at the casino. Cassidy notices that the male bar tenders and servers are all wearing tuxedos. The female bar tenders and servers, who are also known as "Vi

Wright Brothers, LLC and Transgender Employees

Stephanie is transgendered. Prior to becoming a woman, she was employed in the accounting department at Wright Brothers, LLC. She was fired after reporting to work dressed as a woman. Answer Stephanie has a cause of action under Title VII for gender discrimination against her former employer because she was fired for being

Glass Wall

The term " glass walls" refers to: Answer workplace conditions and stereotyping that prevent women from moving to high level jobs in the workplace. workplace conditions and stereotyping that result in women in the workplace always being closely observed no matter what they do. workplace conditions and stereotypin

City of Healing Springs Gender Discrimination

The police chief of the City of Healing Springs has suggested that female patrol officers seek transfers away from high crime areas because he has heard rumors that male officers do not want to have female officers present in dangerous situations and might not support the female officers in the event that physical force is neede

Bright View Home Decorating Dress Code

The dress code for Bright View Home Decorating required employees to report for work dressed in "smart casual clothes." This meant that male employees could wear open collar sport shirts and women could wear slacks. However, when the district manager was scheduled to visit the Village of Upper Edge location, the Upper Edge store

The Equal Pay Act: Jill and Seth

Jill and Seth, recent graduates, were hired as computer analysts for HRJ Enterprises. In a conversation over lunch, Jill discovered that Seth's salary was 15% higher than hers. Assuming that she was being paid less because she was female, Jill contacted the human resources department demanding that her salary be increased by 15%

Executive Order 11246:

Executive Order 11246: - regulates federal government contractors and lawsuits by private employees. - allows private employees to sue the Secretary of Labor to compel federal contractors to comply with the provisions of the Order. - is administered by the Secretary of Labor and the Office of Special Counsel. - prohibits the

White Swan Motors Affirmative Action Plan

White Swan Motors practice of hiring only applicants recommended by its employees has been found to have an adverse impact on non-White applicants. White Swan plans to implement a voluntary affirmative action plan. Which of the following actions is not available to White Swan as part of its plan? - Training and programs, includ

Title VII, Discrimination, and Affirmative Action

Title VII: - prohibits discrimination and prohibits affirmative action. - prohibits discrimination and requires reverse discrimination. - prohibits discrimination and requires affirmative action. - prohibits discrimination and permits affirmative action.

Employment Law Sexual Harassment Scenario

- Based upon the scenario below, does the employee have a legally viable claim for quid pro quo sexual harassment and/or hostile environment sexual harassment? What is the likely outcome? - Analyze the legal factors for the potential claim(s) in the context of the employee pursuing legal action against the employer. - Let'