Chapter 21 & 22 - Chapter 21 o Protected classes-...

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Chapter 21 o Protected classes - those people who fall into the same group that are not allowed to be discriminated against. For instance, people of the same race, color, disability, gender. o Employers can be held liable for co-worker sexual harassment, but they are generally only held liable if they knew or should have known about the harassment and failed to act. If an employer knows of a customer harassing an employee and doesn’t stop it, it can be held liable. They are also generally held liable for quid pro quo cases. o If plaintiff successfully proves discrimination, may receive reinstatement, back pay, retroactive promotions, or damages. o An employer will not be guilty under the Equal Pay Act if it can prove the difference is due to seniority, merit, production, or a factor other than gender. o Reverse Discrimination- the majority (white) is punished as a direct result of favoritism showed to the minority, or protected, candidates. o
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2009 for the course BLAW 3400 taught by Professor Johns during the Spring '09 term at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Chapter 21 & 22 - Chapter 21 o Protected classes-...

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