As the Human Resource Manager at GreenTech Ltd., you are ready to prepare your next report. You will review, assess, and analyze a topic, event, or case, and based on your findings, you will share a written report with your supervisor, the Chief Human

 

 

Due Date:  11:59 pm EST on Friday of Unit 4

Points: 100

Overview:

This week’s assignment forum focuses on the role the EEOC has in preventing workplace discrimination, which includes harassment and other protections provided under Title VII. This is the fourth assignment forum related to your course project.
Your Unit 4 assignment forum is based on the EEOC v. Catastrophe Management Solutions case study found in your unit resources this week. The case involved a claim of racial discrimination. At issue was the legality of requiring an employee to cut their dreadlocks to fit their “neat and clean” appearance policy. The appellate court ultimately affirmed the dismissal of a complaint filed by the EEOC on behalf of an African American job applicant whose offer of employment was rescinded because she refused to cut off her dreadlocks. You will explore the role of the EEOC and the topic of Title VII protections and evaluate the importance of this ruling to human resources practice of and your role as a human resources practitioner.

 

Instructions:

 

As the Human Resource Manager at GreenTech Ltd., you are ready to prepare your next report. You will review, assess, and analyze a topic, event, or case, and based on your findings, you will share a written report with your supervisor, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Your report will summarize the topic, event, or case and will include a recommendation for improving HR practice at your company. 

Unit 4 Topic:

Read the EEOC v. Catastrophe Management
Solutions case study provided in our

unit resources this week.

 

Based on your review of the case study, consider the following:  

 

The appellate court ultimately affirmed the dismissal of a complaint filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Consider the determining factors that led to this conclusion. In responding to this topic, be sure to consider any Title VII specific protections the court referenced in their ruling. The EEOC is the primary government agency leveraged to prevent workplace discrimination, including the enforcement of Title VII protections. Consider how the role of the EEOC impacts your practice as a Human Resources Manager. 

 

Based on your review of the case study, address the role of residency requirements in hiring practices in general and whether or not residency requirements are, in general, a valid hiring criterion. 

 

Part 1

•        Summarize the law or legal principle involved. (This can generally be done in one paragraph.)

•        Summarize the case or event. Share the important facts and highlights that are important from a Human Resources practice perspective. (This can generally be done with one or two short paragraphs.)

•        Explain why the facts and highlights you chose were important for the practice of HR.

 

Part 2

•        List at least five ways this case or event might impact the practice of HR. (This is a brainstorming activity. A bulleted list is fine for this.)

•        Identify which of the five items is most important to HR. Provide an assessment and analysis of that item, along with one directly related specific recommendation for the HR team. The recommendation must be actionable, must be explained, and must be supported with evidence from your readings and research. 

 

(Keep in mind generic statements, broad ideas, unsupported personal opinions, and merely repeating what is in this assignment description do not satisfy the assignment requirements.)

 

This assignment is your opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the law or legal principles based on the case or event reviewed as it relates to the practice of HR. This assignment is also your opportunity to demonstrate your critical thinking and analytical skills by using the case or event as a catalyst to explore how HR practices can be improved.

 

The goal of this assignment is not to do as much writing as possible but to do as much focused and thoughtful idea-sharing as possible. 

 

Make sure you use evidence and support for each section of your response. 

 

 

The ideal assignment will include the following:

•        Introduction 

•        Response to Part 1 (with citations linked to a reference)

•        Response to Part 2 (with citations linked to a reference)

•        Conclusion (with citations linked to a reference)

•        References (with a minimum of three references)

 

Requirements:

•        Submit your assignment in the text box of the designated Unit Assignment Forum.  APA format is not required for any assignment forum submission.  However, all assignments should be well-organized and include an introduction and conclusion.  

•        Support your answers with evidence from at least three resources (text, readings, research, etc.) using citations and references.

•        The required length of your entire response is approximately four to five paragraphs (summary, evaluation, comparison, opinion).

•        Review one to two classmate’s postings after posting your submission to the assignment forum. Use the RISE model of peer feedback to provide your classmates with constructive feedback that they may consider when finalizing the final project later in the semester.

Be sure to read the criteria below by
which your work will be evaluated before

you write and again after you write.

 

Evaluation Rubric for Unit 4 Assignment Forum

 

 

CRITERIA

Needs Improvement

 

Proficient

 

Exemplary

 

0 – 14 points

15 – 19 points

20 – 25 points

Part # 1

Response 

 

Only answered one aspect of Part 1, did not provide an adequate
response,

and/or key requirements are missing or not met.
Relevancy to the practice of HR missing.

Answered some but not all aspects
of Part 1, did not provide a thorough response, and/or key requirements were
not fully met. Relevance to the practice of HR is not thoroughly developed
and/or not supported.

Answered all aspects of Part 1,
provided a thorough response, and all requirements were fully met. Relevance
to the practice of HR is clearly and thoroughly stated and fully
supported. 

Part # 2

Response 

 

Only answered one aspect of Part 2,
did not provide an adequate response, and/or key requirements are missing or
not met. Relevancy to the practice of HR missing.

Answered some but not all aspects
of Part 2, did not provide a thorough response, and/or key requirements were
not fully met. Relevance to the practice of HR is not thoroughly developed
and/or not supported.

Answered all aspects of Part 2, provided a thorough
response, and all requirements were fully met. Relevance to the practice of
HR is clearly and thoroughly stated and fully supported. 

 

Response to

Classmates 

 

Did not provide adequate feedback using the RISE
model and/or provided 0 replies.

Provided adequate constructive
feedback using the RISE model that may be used to improve classmate’s work
product and/or provided 1 reply.

Provided valuable constructive feedback using the
RISE model that may be used to improve the classmate’s work product. Provided
2 or more replies.

 

   

0 – 8 points

9 – 13 points

14 – 15 points

Resources 

0-1 resources and/or sources are
not associated or aligned with the assignment content.

2 resources and/or sources are not
clearly associated or aligned with the assignment content.

3 or more resources  and/or sources are clearly associated or
aligned with the assignment content.

  

0 – 5 points

6 – 8 points

9 – 10 points

Clear and

Professional

Writing 

Writing and format show significant
errors

that impede professional
presentation. 

Writing and format contain few
errors that do not impede professional presentation. 

Writing and format are clear,
professional, and error-free.