Employment Law and Virtual Organizations: Riordan Manufacturing

Essay by gygaskin September 2007

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AbstractThis assignment consists of reviewing information on Riordan Manufacturing, referencing facts and applying legal theories to the facts. Although there are several potential areas for concern, I have decided to address two distinctive types of potential discriminations that may occur, based on my research and evaluate ethical and legal duties that a manager has and include different cultural practices if any apply. These two types of potential discrimination are age discrimination.

Virtual Organization Employment LawRiordan Manufacturing may be at risk legally and ethically due to wording within the employee handbook particularly relating to the employees with disabilities. The employee handbook states, "To help us make sure that you are able to perform your duties, Riordan may require medical examinations of some employees." This statement is troublesome based on the exact wording because the handbook has clearly defined that some and not all employees may require a medical exam. This statement alone leaves the company wide open where potential claims of discrimination may be brought against the company.

Taking this a step further, an employee with a disability may have a valid claim as a possible violation of the ADA, American Disabilities Act and a violation of one's civil rights.

Americans with Disabilities ActThe Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 gives legal and civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The Americans with Disabilities Act guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.

Age Discrimination in Employment ActAnother area of concern is a memorandum written from Michael Riordan dated 6/1/2004 to "file" that is marked confidential; however the fact that it is written in hard copy form that has been placed...