5 Do you agree with the courts decision Why or why not Should the court give

5 do you agree with the courts decision why or why

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5. Do you agree with the court’s decision? Why or why not? Should the court give greater deference to the professional judgment of prison administrators? Why or why not? I agree because the BFOQ defense is fairly rare and very narrowly drawn exception to antidiscrimination laws. An agency that has a policy, or is considering adopting a policy, that prevents one sex from performing certain jobs or job functions should tread carefully. With very few exceptions, such policies would be unlawful. As this case makes clear, a Department that implements any sex-based qualification will have to demonstrate that the decision is well- reasoned and supported by statistics studies or surveys. Judgments by prison administrators that are the product of a reasoned decision-making process, based on available information and experience are entitled to some deference. The administrators of female correctional facilities are entitled to substantial deference when fashioning policies to further the goals of the facility. The district court observed that it had uncovered no case holding that a correctional official must undertake a particular type of study or consultation. Case Study Lewis v. Heartland Inns of America 1. What were the legal issues in this case? What did the court decide? The legal issues in this case is “discrimination based on Sex, Equal Opportunity Act, and Title VII of US Constitution.” Brenna Lewis alleged that she lost a job she had done well, solely because of unlawful sex stereotyping. She brought this action for se discrimination and retaliation against her former employer Heartland Inns of America, its Director of Operations and its Human resource Director based on Title VII and state law.
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The district court granted summary judgment to Heartland because the Heartland stated a legitimate and nondiscriminatory reason for the termination of Lewis. There were no direct evidence to prove Lewis case. 2. What was the evidence of sex stereotyping in this case? After seeing Lewis, Cullinan told Stifel that she was not sure Lewis was a “good fit” for the front desk. Cullinan told Stifel that Heartland “took two steps back” when Lewis replaced Morgan Hammer who has been described as dressing in a more stereotypical feminine manner. Cullinan expressed that Lewis lacked the “Midwestern girl look.” 3. Is this also a sex-plus case? Why or why not?
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