Omaha Girls Club

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Crystal Chambers vs. Girls Club of Omaha, Nebraska Crystal Chambers can fight her discharge by challenging the Girls Club of Omaha on grounds of sexual and racial discrimination. The case stated that a Negative Role Model Policy was put in place because other girls had gotten pregnant. The theory she should use would be Discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prohibits the refusal or failure to hire any individual, the discharge of any individual, or the discrimination against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of that individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Employment & Labor Law, Cihon, Castagnera. The Girls Club of Omaha’s goal statement is “to provide a safe alternative from the streets and to help girls take care of themselves.” Nowhere did it say anything about pregnancy. The Negative Role Model Policy allowed the Girls Club to discriminate against pregnant girls by discharging them. Is pregnancy a bad thing, in whose eyes? This clearly takes on the opinion of an individual. It is discrimination towards women employees. Men can’t get pregnant so it would never affect them. It clearly causes an Adverse Impact on the women. This stipulation should have been discussed during the interview process and some kind of paperwork should have been signed showing that this was understood by the new hire. The Girls Club of Omaha, Nebraska has sufficient reason for their “Negative Role Model Policy.” This policy would be considered a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification. BFOQs is an exception to the civil right laws that allows an employer to hire employees of a specific gender, religion, or national origin when a job requires it. . Employment & Labor Law, Cihon, Castagnera. The employees served as role models for the girls in
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