Essay about Eeoc Constructive Discharge

1188 Words Nov 14th, 2011 5 Pages
INTEROFFICE MEMO

To: Joe Nackashi, CEO
From: Dan Burnett, Manager
Date: 10/8/2011
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Subject: EEOC constructive discharge claim by former employee
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BACKGROUND:

This memo is to update you on my findings and recommendations relative to the recent EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) case, filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, against our company by a former employee. In this case, the former employee is claiming “constructive discharge” for religious discrimination. His claim of religious discrimination stems from the new production schedule that was implemented at the beginning of this year to
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* To help avoid Title VII legal issues in the future:

At a minimum, we need to review our existing corporate wide diversity program to ensure it includes the following:

1. Active and visible commitment for valuing diversity across the corporation from executive management [ (Gomez-Mejla, Balkin, & Cardy, 2010) ]. This should include such items as frequent companywide communications and workshop participation from executive management explaining and supporting the need for and value of our company’s diversity program. 2. Develop corporate wide diversity guidelines, utilizing a cross section of employees as well as external SME’s (subject matter experts). Publish guidelines such that they are readily accessible by all employees (intranet, employee handbook, etc). Consider having each employee sign that they have read, understand, and agree to abide by the guidelines. 3. Annually, managers/supervisors need to be reviewed and rewarded for following corporate diversity guidelines [ (Gomez-Mejla, Balkin, & Cardy, 2010) ]. This should include such items as managers/supervisors annual performance objectives including specific objectives that visibly and actively support our company’s diversity program. 4. Annually, all employees should attend a corporate diversity training/awareness workshop [ (Gomez-Mejla, Balkin, & Cardy, 2010) ]. The workshops could include

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