Rjdt Task 1 Essay

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Memo To: John Smith, CEO ABC Toy Company From: Stephen Kraus, Division Manager Date: 3/18/12 Re: John Doe’s case regarding constructive discharge Message Sir; In regards to the case filed against ABC Toy Company by Mr. John Doe I have come to the conclusion that the new shift policy did not infringe upon his rights and that there is insufficient evidence to support his case of constructive discharge against ABC Toy Company. Mr. John Doe made the claim of ABC TOY COMPANY’s violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically of Constructive Discharge. Mr. Doe’s, a former employee of ABC Toy Company, resigned from his position upon the implementation of a new schedule policy. Mr. Doe believes that his rights were sufficiently infringed upon and that our institution of the new policy left him no choice but to resign his position (and thus qualifies as Constructive Discharge). The former schedule, under which Mr. Doe worked, consisted of eight-hour shift Monday through Friday. The newly implemented production schedule consists of four twelve-hour shifts falling any days of the week, Monday through Sunday with four days off. The new schedule neither states that one must be working or off on any certain day, nor does it state that days on or off must be consecutive. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination of employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin; furthermore Title VII mandates the creation and oversight of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and allows them to investigate and file suits against employers on a slighted employee’s behalf (National Archives, 1964). Title VII is relevant to this situation with Mr. John Doe as he claims that ABC Toy Company is in violation of Title VII by allegedly discriminating against him for his religious beliefs by not allowing him to

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