Questions for Michael Smith

 

Unit III Case Study Using reliable Internet sources and/or the CSU Online Library, search for and locate a recent court case or lawsuit related to sexual harassment in the workplace. Then, conduct a case study in which you analyze the case, presenting an argument and applicable evidence about your selected court case or lawsuit. Consider the concepts learned in this course as you analyze the case and present your analysis. Include the following in your paper: a brief description of the conduct that precipitated the selected court case or lawsuit and how Title VII protects against this conduct; an analysis of the use of the complaint procedure and the employer’s response to any complaints; a discussion of preventive steps that could have been used to prevent the harassment from occurring; and a summary of the costs to the employer, financial and otherwise, stemming from the lawsuit and the underlying conduct. You are required to use a minimum of three sources, one of which may be your textbook as reference material for your case study. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Your paper should be a minimum of two pages, not including the title and reference pages, and should follow APA style. Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

Unit IVCase Study Analyze the case and opinion in Keith v. County of Oakland, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 595 (6th Cir.) located in your textbook on pp. 350-355. Write a case study review of Judge Griffin’s opinion that answers the questions below. Support your review with analysis and evidence from the unit reading and outside sources. What are the legal issues presented in this case? Did the plaintiff establish a valid claim of failure to reasonably accommodate? What did the appeals court decide? What accommodations was Keith requesting? Was it reasonable? Support your opinion with an argument based on the course concepts and existing legal evidence or precedents. Did the county follow the interactive process required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? What did they do well? What could they have done differently? Your case study should be written in APA style and must be a minimum of two pages, not including the title and reference pages. You must use a minimum of three sources, one of which may be your textbook. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.

 

Unit VCase Study Analyze the case and opinion in the case of Vehar v. Cole National Group, 251 Fed. Appx. 993 (6th Cir. 2007) located in your textbook on pp. 449–452. Write a case study review of Judge Griffin’s opinion that answers the questions below. Support your review with analysis and evidence from the unit reading and outside sources. What are the legal issues presented in this case? Did the plaintiff establish a valid prima facie case of pay discrimination? Was there a basis for equal work? On what factors did the appeals court base its decision? Why is the other-than-sex factor that is presented by the employer insufficient to avoid a trial? What should the employer have done differently? Your case study should be written in APA style and must be a minimum of two pages, not including the title and reference pages. You must use a minimum of three sources, one of which may be your textbook. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.