BA638_Assignment 11.2

BA638_Assignment 11.2 - BA 638 Assignment 11.2 Summary of...

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BA 638 Assignment 11.2 Summary of the case Plaintiff Alvarez worked as a controller for Royal Atlantic Developers, a Miami-based real estate development company owned by the Verdezoto family. Alvarez had occupied her position for about 4 months when she learned that she was to be terminated as soon as a suitable replacement could be hired. Alvarez wrote a letter of protest to her bosses the next day, complaining about her general unhappiness at the job and also about what she believed to be discrimination against her because of her national origin. The Verdezotos read the letter and fired Alvarez the next morning. Alvarez filed a lawsuit claiming discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Alvarez v. Royal Atlantic Developers, 2010). The company responded by claiming that Alvarez did not prove discrimination because of her national origin and that she was fired because of poor performance. Regarding the retaliation claim, the company claimed there was no causal connection between Alvarez’s letter and her firing because she was going to be fired anyway. In addition, the company claimed that even if her letter of complaint was a factor in the firing, it had a legitimate non-retaliatory reason for firing her
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