Virtual Organization-Employment Law Paper

Essay by hetal235University, Bachelor'sA-, December 2007

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Virtual OrganizationThis assignment consists of reviewing information on Smith Systems Consulting Inc., referencing facts and applying legal theories to the facts. Although there are several potential areas for concern, I have decided to address the discrimination complaint that occurred within the company. This paper will also evaluate ethical and legal duties that a manager has and include different cultural practices if any apply.

Tom Jones is an employee at Smith Systems Consulting Inc., a private sector organization, who wants to file a discrimination complaint against his employer. Tom will need to begin first with filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions) in person at the nearest office or by mail. To file a charge, information of both parties involved must be provided including their names, addresses, and telephone numbers along with a short description of the alleged violation. The date of the alleged violation is necessary because a charge must be filed with EEOC within 180 days to protect the charging party's rights (EEOC, 2006).

This deadline is extended to three hundred days if a state or local anti-discrimination law also covers the charge. The time limits do not apply to claims under the Equal Pay Act (EEOC, 2006).

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a very important piece of legislation. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that an employer shall not refuse to hire or discharge any individual due to that individuals religion, race, sex, color or national origin or to classify or segregate applicants in a way that would deprive an individual of employment opportunities (EEOC, 2006). In November of 1991 President George Bush overhauled Title VII, which ended battles that have raged over the conservative decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court in civil rights...