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Legal Discrimination In The Case Of Ford Motor Company

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Question one
The legal allegations identified in the case are:
• Sexual harassment
• Racial harassment
• Retaliation against employees who oppose discrimination or who participate in a Title VII process.
Most importantly, these allegations violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §2000e et seq.) as amended, which prohibits discrimination in employment in hiring, firing, compensation, and terms, conditions or privileges of employment based on Race, National origin, Sex, Religion and Color.
Employers of fifteen or more employees, including state and local governments are subject to Title VII, accordingly, this law applies to Ford which employs a total of 5500 employees in the two plants.
The term "discriminate" means to distinguish, or to offer different treatment people on the bases of color, race, national origin, sex or religion. This relevant statute makes it an unlawful for a covered employer "to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment" based on race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. (42 U.S.C. §2000e-2(a)(1)). Hence, Ford Motor company can in no way discriminate against employees based on race which is numbered in the five categories of prohibition.
Further, Title VII's prohibition against sexual discrimination include sexual harassment. While it is not emphatically mentioned in Title VII, sexual
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