Essay about Civil Rights Act 1964

1626 Words Apr 19th, 2015 7 Pages
The Alright Toy Company | To: | CEO | From: CC: | John Mason | Date: | 11/4/2014 | Re: | Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, Employee Case Filing | Comments: | To follow is information regarding Constructive Discharge, relevant to the updated production scheduling, and resolution for the charge of constructive discharge as brought forth by a previous employee. Constructive Discharge occurs when an employee resigns because the behavior of the employer or surroundings is intolerable and life has become difficult leaving the employee with only one choice – resigning (, 2014). The company may be held liable for this employee’s need to resign based on constructive discharge because of the production schedule …show more content…
Therefore, any organization that requires employees to work on a day typically used to practice religion could be legally liable. The only way to maintain a healthy, productive relationship between employees and the company would be to offer taking time off during regular worship times. This way the employee can keep their job, practice their religion, and the company will be safe from lawsuits because of flexibility. This former employee has filed a legitimate case against the company based on constructive discharge. Because production hours and work days changed and under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 employers are “prohibited to discriminate employees based on religion” (, 2014). Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 focuses on employer discrimination. Employees “are protected from workplace discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, or gender.” Employment discrimination is also prohibited “based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, or gender” (The Civil Rights Act of 1964). In regards to the former employee who filed a claim against the company, the portion(s) under title VII which are relevant is/are employee and

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