The Role of the Constitution

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The Constitution of the United States protects the United States legal system in business regulation. This old Constitution still has power in today’s world. The Constitution has a preamble, seven articles, and twenty seven amendments. The Cusick v. Cirque du Soleil case goes against the constitution and will be well explained throughout this paper.

The United States Constitution was written to help protect businesses. The constitution is over two hundred years old and still holds precedence in the federal court systems still today. The United States Constitution is a document that was written to provide an outline for the federal government and is, in the end, the absolute law for Americans to follow. This document establishes the structure of the federal government, delegates powers to the federal government, and guarantees certain fundamental rights. (Cheeseman, 2007) This living document still concerns today’s evolving work environment and economy. There are certain rights and freedoms for citizens and businesses that hold power today.

One way The United States Constitution affects businesses through the fourteenth amendment which sates: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” (Cheeseman, 2007) Businesses are not supposed to be bias against any sex, age, national origin, race, or religion in their employment decisions. Businesses that engage in discrimination can be sued by the individual violated. Discrimination in the workplace is illegal and is very serious. Many people don’t know their rights as...