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Grantham Week 4 CHAP8 Johnson vs Transportation Agency Case Study

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Week 4 Case Questions Select TWO court cases (from different chapters) from the list below, and respond in writing to the case questions. . 1.Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County (Ch 8, p 269). 2.Lomack v. City of Newark (Ch 8, p 275). 3.Cleveland Firefighters for Fair Hiring Practices v. City of Cleveland I & II (Ch 8, p 278). 4.Gerald v. University of Puerto Rico (Ch 9, p 304). 5.EEOC v. Management Hospitality of Racine (Ch 9, p 314). 6.Hardage v. CBS (Ch 9, p 319). The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded: •Write between 750 – 1,250 words (approximately 3 – 5 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example below.. •Use font size 12 and 1” margins.. •Include cover page and reference page.. •At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.. •No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.. •Use at least three references from outside the course material, one reference must be from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.. •Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.. References must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, CNN, online newspapers such as, The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as, Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.

Final Answer


Running head: EMPLOYMENT LAW


Employment Law
Institution Affiliation



Case: Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County (Ch 8, p 269)
1. What was the legal issue? What did the court decide?
The petitioner of the case was Johnson while the respondent was the Transportation
Agency, Santa Clara Cty. The company advertised for the position of road dispatcher, and
Diane Joyce was promoted to that position instead Paul Johnson. Both candidates were
qualified; the company took into consideration the gender as they made the promotion
decision. Joyce had gotten a lower score than Johnson had. She was brought in so she could
change the environment of having men dominate the skilled craft worker positions. The
Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the company, that is was not unreasonable for the
company to consider gender while making the promotion.
2. What does this case reveal about the conditions under which affirmative action is
This case proved that there are several factors that need to be considered. It was crucial to
overlook the fact that Johnson had gotten a better score in order to bring improvements to a position
that is male-domi...

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