Legal Issue Analysis

Legal Issues Analysis

Please assist with this request. Note the return time line is 2100 hrs on 24/4/09

Prepare a 900-1,050-word written analysis of a newspaper or magazine article that discusses a legal aspect of a specific diversity issue (e.g., harassment, ADA, and so forth). Summarize the diversity issue, analyze the legal concerns, and present your thoughts and beliefs regarding the issue. In presenting your thoughts and beliefs, contextualize your opinion in terms of the challenges of managing that diversity issue within your workplace. Be prepared to discuss your summary.

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...ir customers makes it easier for them to do business with the company and for the company to do business with them, by developing more meaningful working relationships with each other, ones built on dignity, respect and understanding of each other. However, this has not been a case for the Kawaljeet Kaur Tagore, a former employee of Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The Sikh employee, Kawaljeet Kaur Tagore was terminated from her job because of her refusal to remove or modify her Kirpan. A Kirpan is the Sikh article of faith that resembles a sword but varies in length, and the portion representative of a "blade" is often dulled. The Kirpan acts as a constant reminder to its bearer of a Sikh's solemn duty to protect the weak and promote justice for all. Thus, contrary to the IRS' characterization of the Kirpan as a sword or weapon, the Kirpan is an article of faith and functions quite differently than a weapon or sword. Kawaljeet Kaur Tagore's employment was terminated on the bases that Kirpan violated IRS Rules of Conduct and federal law.

There are two different issues surrounding this case. The first issue deals with discrimination. It is against the law to "discriminate against any individual because of...religion." However, the second issue deals with the safety and carrying a "weapon". Both of the issues are very serious, and it is not clear where one can draw a line. The facts ...