Financial Crises.

Employment Discrimination.

Employment discrimination law is about prohibiting or encouraging behaviors in the

workplace regarding differences in people. It has evolved over the years significantly,

and the passage of Title VII, the US. Civil Rights Act, has made more changes to how

the US defines the right to work free from harassment and discrimination, than any

other law, case, or regulation in the nation. This project has three parts. Part 1 asks you

to answer eight questions about employment discrimination. Part 2 asks you to pick one

US Supreme court case from a list, to discuss. Part 3 asks you to review pending

legislation regarding employment discrimination, and provide a few details about one

currently pending (i.e. not yet passed) bill in either your state, or the federal

government. Remember, the focus of the project is on employment discrimination.

1. What must a person who is claiming they were harassed in the workplace allege in

order to first state a case with the EEOC for each of the following types of harassment:

  • Sexual harassment – quid pro quo
  •  Sexual harassment – hostile environment
  • Religious harassment
  • Racial harassment

2. Explain the difference between sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and sexual

orientation discrimination, as those terms are used legally.

3. How does GINA protect a person whose mother died of breast cancer from employment


4. Provide one example of a behavior that could be found to be both a hostile environment

and quid pro quo forms of sexual harassment at the same time.  Explain how a person

could argue that this behavior at work was illegal.

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