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Assignment 5 - Jessica Johnson v. Wilkinson Manufacturing

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Jessica Johnson v. Wilkinson Manufacturing Business Law II (BA265) Robert McGill 25 August 2011
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Jessica Johnson v. Wilkinson Manufacturing  1 In this scenario, Jessica Johnson worked for Wilkinson Manufacturing for thirty years. She started her career on the assembly line and gradually worked her way up to management. She was the first and is the only woman to serve in a managerial capacity for Wilkinson Manufacturing. One day she was called into her supervisor’s office to address the hiring of additional employees to increase productivity on the assembly line. She was early and sat waiting for the supervisor to arrive. As she glanced around the office she noticed an excel spreadsheet on the supervisor’s desk. It was a spreadsheet that had a list of the managers’ salaries at Wilkinson. As she reviewed the list, she noticed that she made thirty percent less than her male counterparts. Jessica considers legal action against Wilkinson Manufacturing for the discrimination in the managerial salaries. What act prevails? In this scenario, the Federal Act which would prevail would be Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This act states in SEC. 2000e-2. [Section 703] “It shall be an unlawful
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