Signature Assignment: Information Literacy, Reinforced Level
In this Case 1 you will be finding, selecting, and incorporating the most effective sources of information to support your discussion of Atlantic Shrimp’s actions as they relate to discrimination laws and regulations. Give special attention to the quality of sources utilized.
Exploring Equal Employment Opportunity and Discrimination
Before starting this assignment, use the following links to familiarize yourself with relevant law:
HR Hero. (2017). Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Retrieved at http://topics.hrhero.com/age-discrimination-in-employment-act-adea/
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (n.d.) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Retrieved from https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/titlevii.cfm
U.S. Supreme Court. (1971). Griggs v. Duke Power Co., Retrieved at http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-supreme-court/401/424.html
Terms: Disparate/adverse impact; disparate/adverse treatment
U.S. Supreme Court Case: Griggs vs. Duke Power Company
Begin this assignment by reading the following scenario:
Atlantic Shrimp is a major processor of fresh and frozen shrimp sold throughout the United States. Atlantic shrimp employs 301 workers at its principal processing plant. The plant has a relatively young crew with 73% of the workforce between the ages of 23 and 31. The plant is in Savannah, Georgia. Atlantic Shrimp requires a high school diploma or GED as a condition of employment for its cleaning crew. Right now, the entire cleaning crew at Atlantic Shrimp is Caucasian.
Prepare a 4- to 6-page paper, not counting the cover page, the requested appendix, and reference page. Address the following questions in your paper:
- Explain the importance of Savannah’s labor market in considering whether or not Atlantic Shrimp is in compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Discuss relevant data you find associated with Savannah’s demographics.
- Based on your readings and research, evaluate whether Atlantic Shrimp needs to make policy changes to ensure compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If changes must be made in complying with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, explain specifically what changes Atlantic Shrimp should make and why they are necessary to satisfy the requirements of each of these laws.
- Use at least six (6) sources, at least three (3) of which should be found on your own (outside of the module readings). Provide a 1- or 2-page Appendix discussing why your non-module sources (ones found on your own) were chosen and what criteria you used to determine that they were appropriate sources for your academic paper.