AEM extra credit - Shan He Ivan Chua (CUid: 2009563)...

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Shan He Ivan Chua (CUid: 2009563) sc726@cornell.edu Case Four: Peterson v. Hewlett-Packard Co. (9 th Cir. 2004) What are the rights or interests of each party? Peterson had the right to religious freedom, as well as to freedom of expression, and in view of his strong religious beliefs, it is in his personal interest, to satisfy his conscience, to express his indignation toward homosexuality. Similarly, H-P has a right to put up posters, especially on its own premises, to promote and celebrate diversity as the company sees fit. It is likely in the company’s interest to do so as it creates an inclusive environment and we learnt in class that diverse teams produce better results. Why are they in conflict? They are in conflict because both parties are unable to come to a compromise. Peterson wanted the gay posters removed in exchange for removing the Biblical scriptures condemning gay behavior, but H-P was unwilling to do so. And Peterson was
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