Reading: (CU3 M1) Employment Discrimination
Read the introductory materials for Chapter 12. The employment-at-will doctrine, which is prevalent in the United States, makes it relatively easy for an employer to fire an employee for most any reason. However, specific federal and state laws protect employees from being fired for reasons that government and society have determined to be wrongful discrimination. In the past sixty years or so, laws have been passed in the United States that protect against discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religious practice, and disability, to name some of the most prominent examples. Be aware that some forms of discrimination are not currently outlawed. Look at the Abercrombie & Fitch example to review the significant legal issues that accompany a claim of discrimination.
Please read The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business: “Chapter 12: Employment Discrimination” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (PDF)