Prima facie

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  • Prima Facie Case

    discrimination. In order for plaintiff to establish a prima facie case in the Galdamez v. DHL Air Express, the plaintiff was in the protected category and alleged gender discrimination because she hurt her knee while working and asked for light-duty. Plaintiff was denied light-duty pursuant to Title VII. The trial court granted employers Summary Judgment because plaintiff did not establish a prima facie case The key word was “comparator”. Plaintiff argued that two male employees who had received light-duty assignments were valid comparators, but the Court of Appeals rejected this argument because the male employees had different supervisors than the plaintiff and worked in different circumstances. In the Smith v.City of New Smyrna Beach, the plaintiff, a woman, worked as a firefighter and during the initial job interview in 2003, the city’s Fire Chief told plaintiff that he usually “only really hired men that hunt, fish, or camp” but he heard that plaintiff was a “pretty…

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  • Thomas Tam Case Study

    A whistle-blower is an employee who reveals information that “calls attention to negligence, abuse or dangers that threaten the public interest” (Bok in Tavani 2012). Bok believes that whistle blowing is a form of dissent (to the employer) and should always be used as a last resort. Many ethicists believe that employees have a prima facie obligation of loyalty to the employer, although sceptics will argue that in modern times this is no longer a valid belief (Tavani, 2012). Employers could find…

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  • Prima Facie Case For Adultery

    How would you make out a prima facie case for adultery? Some jurisdictions use a narrow definition to define adultery as sexual intercourse between a married man and a woman not his wife or a married woman anda man not her husband. Marcotte v. Marcotte, 866 So. 2d 671, 673 (la. Ct. App. 2004). This deffinition was later expanded by some jurisdiction to include the act of oral sex, and sexual intercourse between same sex couples. Historicaly, in Massachusetts to make out a prima facie case…

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  • Arguments Against Ethical Pluralism

    In addition, this theory resonated with me because of its lack of structure, which is often a cited as a weakness. Ross’s prima facie duties are not absolute; therefore, contradictions are not relevant and duties are not always morally decisive. There are situations in which it is acceptable to leave some prima facie unfulfilled at the cost of others. For example, Bob has two friends: Sally and Tom. Bob and Sally have been friends since childhood and Tom joined the group in high school. Tom…

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  • The Ethical Theory Of Abortion: The Consequences Of Morality

    wrong about abortion. Abortion is immoral and it takes the life of an innocent child without a choice. This theory does not uphold the right of life and therefore it cannot be used to support the choices made tin connection to abortion. Another important theory that tackles the issue of abortion is the prima facie theory by Sir W. David Ross. This theory recognizes that people are faced by daily moral choices and some duties are weighed against one another or carried out using…

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  • Comparing Kant, Aristotle, And Cicero's Four Theories Of Suicide

    such as Kant, Aristotle, and Cicero have various perspectives on suicide. These ideas center around whether suicide is unethical all other things being equal, or prima facie unethical. Out of the four theories of suicide I currently have knowledge on, I agree with Aristotle’s point the most. While I concur with Cicero’s idea that ending one’s own life is all right if it is completely impossible that she could be happy, the impact that the action has on one’s friends and family is more drastic…

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  • Prima Facie Case: Toledo V.

    An abnormality is a medically cognizable condition Lindblad v. Boeing 108 Wash.App.198, 31 P.3d 1 (2001). Toledo was medically diagnosed with a right shoulder cuff tear and fits the description of a disabled person thus meets the first prong in the prima facie case. Toledo is in a protected class. 2) Adverse Employment Action: The adverse action on the part of Custom Apple Packers is evident in the termination of Toledo while she was under orders to be on light-duty work due to her injury…

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  • Kohlberg's Stages Of Moral Development Analysis

    community. By realigning the money received from drug bust than distribute the money through the community. It can be used for community centers, rehabilitation facilities, crime intervention and prevention programs. Another way would be to completely change the entire ideology and system of policing and punishment (White, 1999). -A prima facie duty is a duty that is binding (obligatory) other things equal, that is, unless it is overridden or trumped by another duty or duties (Ross, 2004). An…

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  • W. D Ross Deontological Theory

    the main deontological theory as proposed by Kant that one must follow a categorical imperative always without any deviation, Ross conceives of a theory that is less demanding on us as moral agents. According to Kant’s categorical imperative, we have “perfect duties require us to do or abstain from certain acts, and there are no legitimate exceptions to them.” Following this line of reasoning, the doctor in this case would be obligated to tell the patient absolutely everything about his…

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  • Workplace Discrimination Case Study

    file a claim that intentional discrimination occurred in the workplace. Throughout this paper we intend to uncover the prohibited forms of discrimination in the workplace, and how to establish a prima facie case showing intentional discrimination occurred. Supreme Court Redefines Workplace Discrimination On June 24, 2013, the Supreme Court narrowed the…

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