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The paper states that, under Title VII laws in the US, it is illegal to discriminate against individuals based on color or race. The paper then explains that discrimination often falls under two categories, including disparate treatment or "disparate acts" and then goes on to discuss the difference between these two categories. Next, the paper discusses a case involving disparate treatment and explains why the employer in the case should be held liable for discrimination. The paper cites several case studies supporting this conclusion.
From the Paper:"The more easily defined of the two is "disparate treatment" (Greenberg, 2002) because it involves outright discrimination against the employee, such as not hiring someone because they are of a particular race. "Disparate impact" is less easily distinguished, but typically involves a policy whether written or unwritten in a company whereby someone may be excluded from certain positions or availabilities, even though the policy may not have been intentionally designed to accomplish this (Greenberg, 2002; Harris, Henderson & William, 2005). The case described for this paper involves the question of "disparate treatment", with Doe arguing the company manager Bigot treated him harshly and in a discriminatory manner. When he reported his discomfort to the appropriate entities within the corporation, they did not respond to his complaints, but rather suggested it was just "the way" Bigot acted with new employees. Even if this were true, it is likely a court would rule in favor of Doe, the employee, because the statements made by his manager were related to his race or orientation, and because they affected Doe in a negative manner. The company should be held liable because no one took action to correct or investigation the employee's complaint."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Desert Palace, Inc. V. Costa, No. 02-679, June 9, 2003. Available: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/02-679.ZS.html
- Greenberg, D.H. (2002). "Racial discrimination in the workplace," Online. DiscriminationAttorney.com. Accessed 11, Oct 2007: http://www.discriminationattorney.com/race.shtm.
- Harris, A-M., Henderson, G.R., William, J.D., Courting Customers: Assessing Consumer Racial Profiling and other Marketplace Discrimination," Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Policy Watch: Commentaries and Viewpoints, 24(1): 2005, 163.
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