Legal Issues in HRM

 QUESTION 1. A. Discuss the adverse impact of stereotyping in the workplace. – (Answer) B. Give detailed examples of various HR functions where stereotyping may occur. – (Answer) C. Examine the consequences of stereotyping as they relate to an employer’s exposure to liability. – (Answer) QUESTION 2. Read the following hypothetical. Using your issue-spotting skills, analyze the potential exposure to liability of the Accounting Firm based on the actions of the Partnership Review Committee. Anne is an accountant at a large Accounting Firm. She applied for Partner, but was denied. In their report, the all-male Partnership Review Committee stated that Anne would have a better chance at making Partner if she wore makeup, jewelry, and acted more femininely. Over the past 10 years with the Firm, Anne has received excellent performance evaluations and recently secured a $10M client for the Firm. A. Set forth the federal statute and/or theories of law that are applicable. – (Answer) B. Identify the legal issue(s) that exist and claims that may be brought based on the facts of the case. – (Answer) C. Apply the facts of the case to the elements of the law/theories of law. – (Answer) D. Cite a case in the text which is on point with the scenario, or compare and contrast with a case in the text. – (Answer) E. Provide an action item agenda of specific objectives you would recommend implementing in order to prevent future exposure to liability. Be specific (e.g., if training is a recommendation, describe the type of training in detail). – (Answer) QUESTION 3. Read the following hypothetical problem. After analyzing the problem, describe what actions Supervisor Jan should take in addressing Jason’s request. Jason works for a car rental agency. Part of his religious observance is to pray several times per day. He approaches Supervisor Jan with a request for two additional 10-minute breaks per day in order to engage in prayer. A. Set forth the federal statute and/or theories of law that are applicable. – (Answer) B. Identify the legal issue(s) that exist. – (Answer) C. Apply the facts of the case to the elements of the law/theories of law. – (Answer) D. Cite a case in the text which is on point with the scenario, or compare and contrast with a case in the text. – (Answer) QUESTION 4. Read the hypothetical below. What are John’s potential claims if he is terminated this week? John is a 54-year-old man with diabetes. He has worked for Telco for 20 years. Lately, he has difficulty concentrating and makes numerous mistakes. He has missed several days of work due to his diabetes. Supervisor Mark wants to fire John this week. A. Set forth the federal statute and/or theories of law that are applicable. – (Answer) B. Identify the legal issue(s) that exist and claims that may be brought based on the facts of the case. – (Answer) C. Apply the facts of the case to the elements of the law/theories of law. – (Answer) D. Cite a case in the text which is on point with the scenario, or compare and contrast with a case in the text. – (Answer) E. Provide an action item agenda of specific objectives you would recommend implementing in order to prevent future exposure to liability. Be specific (e.g., if training is a recommendation, describe the type of training in detail). – (Answer)