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Cross-7e Appendix I: Sample Answers for End-of-Chapter Questions with Sample Answer Chapter 21: Employment Discrimination 34–2. Question with Sample Answer Chinawa, a major processor of cheese sold throughout the United States, employs one hundred workers at its principal processing plant. The plant is located in Heartland Corners, which has a population that is 50 percent white and 25 percent African American, with the balance Hispanic American, Asian American, and others. Chinawa requires a high school diploma as a condition of employment for its cleaning crew. Three-fourths of the white population complete high school, compared with only one-fourth of those in the minority groups. Chinawa has an all-white cleaning crew. Has Chinawa violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Explain. Sample Answer: An employer can legally impose an educational requirement if the requirement is directly related to, and necessary for, performance of the job. In this situation, the employer is requiring a high school diploma as a condition of employment for its cleaning crew. A high school diploma is not related to, or necessary for, the competent performance of a job on a cleaning crew. Chinawa obviously comes under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended. Therefore, if someone were to challenge Chinawa’s practices, a court would be likely to consider the disparate impact that the educational requirement had on Chinawa’s hiring of minorities. Chinawa’s educational requirement resulted in its hiring an all-white
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course B 2 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Youngstown State University.

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CH21 Case - Cross-7e Appendix I: Sample Answers for...

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