Discuss specific employment situations and issues
Discuss specific employment situations and issues you have encountered or have been exposed to in books, movies, TV. A made up scenario is acceptable too. Include what you know about employment conflicts, questions, grievances, lawsuits, etc., whether encountered personally or otherwise. Analyze the experienced employment situation and describe the legal actions taken to handle or resolve the situations.
Prepare a 1,050-1,500-word paper describing employment issues and situations you encountered, explaining and addressing as many of the following items in the paper as they apply to the experience:
a. Describe the history and evolution of federal employment laws pertaining to each employment situation. Include descriptions and application of such acts as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. (Discuss at least 2 federal employment laws)
b. Describe how or if the above-discussed federal employment laws were effective in resolving or not resolving each specific employment situation.
c. Describe which actions, if any, the employers involved in the situation were obligated to perform certain functions as a result of complying with the federal employment acts.
d. Explain how the employment situations would or could have been handled if the worker involved in the situation was not an "employee," but an agent of the company or a contract laborer. Explain whether or not the protection afforded workers under the federal employment acts applies to agents or contract laborers.
e. Describe how the situations would or could have been handled if the worker was a member of a union or a party to a collective bargaining contract.
You should properly cite sources and include the week's assigned reading to support the actions taken by both the employer and the employee in the paper.