Social Equity and Accountability in Human Resource Management Functions

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An example was when I was applying for a cashier job at Rite Aid, I had to take a simple math I.Q. test to see if I could handle different amounts of money. Johnson v. Transportation Agency (1987), was a case where sex discrimination was used in favor of a female employee to determine her promotion. In 1978 the Santa Clara County Transportation Agency instated the Affirmative Action Plan, which called for the hiring of minorities and women in areas where they had little or no representation to promote social equity. The agency had a vacancy for the job of road dispatcher in their agency's Road Division department, which was never held by a woman. Diana Joyce and Paul Johnson were among the employees that applied for the promotion. Both …show more content…
When the case got to the District Courts, the courts ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Title VII could not be used. The reason being that nowhere did it say in Title VII about male being harassed by another male. The case was brought up to the Supreme Court where the court had ruled in favor of Oncale. The Supreme Court had stated that the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Title VII "Does bar all forms of discrimination "because of" sex. Such discrimination, whether motivated by sexual desire or not, is actionable so long at it places its victim in an objectively disadvantageous working condition, regardless of the victim's gender" Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Serv., Inc (1987). This case raises a good question, which is, does the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Title VII truly protects against same sex harassment. My opinion is no, no where does it say in the Title VII same, male, or female. I agree on the decision of the Supreme Court to reverse the District Courts decision, but I can see how someone else can argue differ. One could argue that they disagree with the ruling of the Supreme Court, on the grounds that since it does not include the words or indicate anywhere about same sex harassment. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act was created in 1967 combat against the discrimination of a person age who is 40 years old

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