Course Project: Employment Discrimination
Your Course Project for this term is to answer several questions and then write a six- to eight-page, double-spaced miniresearch memo with your subject as Employment Discrimination Harassment Policies. You will also complete a PowerPoint Presentation to support your research memo. Everything you need to know about the project resides on this page. The goal of this project is to demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, data research and analysis, and innovation skills.
COURSE PROJECT DELIVERABLES
You will have two deliverables for this project that are collectively worth 640 points and due in Modules 7 and 8.
Research Memo: Answer questions provided below and write a six- to eight-page research memo (excluding title and reference pages). This deliverable is worth 340 points.
Presentation: Create a PowerPoint Presentation that supports the memo. This deliverable is worth 300 points.
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 U.S. Civil Rights Act, has made more changes to how the United States defines the right to work free from harassment and discrimination, than any other law, case, or regulation in the nation.
Answer the questions provided and write a six- to eight-page research memo in Word (excluding title and reference pages) with your subject as Employment Discrimination Harassment Policies.
Your research memo must be written in APA format, include a title and reference page, and reference your sources both internally (parenthetically) and in the reference page. Please use the APA Template to complete your work.
Include all aspects of the assignment criteria outlined.
Use a 12-point Times Roman or Arial font, double-space it, and have 1 in. margins as a standard format.
Do not include extra lines between paragraphs and so forth.
You should use theory throughout your research memo, which covers the aspects of the COs reviewed in the previous weeks.
You should use a minimum of three scholarly resources beyond the textbook. The DeVry Library is a good resource.
DeVry University policies are in effect, including the plagiarism policy. Cite in text when quoting (copying information word for word) or using words and thoughts that are not your own.
Submit assignments in Word documents by the due date.
Graphs and tables are not needed and should not be used in this paper.
Grammar, punctuation, spelling, and so forth will all be taken into consideration when awarding points.
Proofread your papers before submitting; spell-check is not foolproof.
This paper will be graded on the quality of paper information and use of citations, grammar, and sentence structure.
The Course Project Research Memo is due in Module 7 of this course.
The PowerPoint Presentation is due in Module 8 of the course.
See the Assignment Summary section of the Syllabus for due date information.
COURSE PROJECT RESEARCH MEMO ASSIGNMENT
Answer each of the following questions in one to two paragraphs each. You can use your textbook or other outside sources to answer these questions. Do not write a book; answer the questions succinctly.
What must a person who is claiming he or she was 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
Explain the difference between sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and sexual orientation discrimination, as those terms are used legally.
How does GINA protect a person whose mother died of breast cancer from employment discrimination?
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.
Give the main legal reason why every company should have a valid written policy against all forms of harassment (besides the fact it is the “right” thing to do.)
Can an employer require that only females serve female customers and only males serve male customers? Explain your answer using legal terms.
How many employees must an employer or company have working for it to be subject to the following.
Pregnancy Discrimination Act
Assume you work for a company that has a sexual antiharassment policy, but not a religious, sexual orientation, or racial antiharassment policy. Write a six- to eight-page detailed memo to your boss (the HR Director) as to why you believe it would make sense to revamp the company policies to include these and or other forms of harassment. Include one example of a real situation where a policy may have protected a company from liability or stopped harassment from happening. (You can find case examples on the EEOC website.) Cite that case/situation in your memo to your boss.