Sex Discrimination Essay

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As a marketing manager you have recently turned down Nancy Conrad for a position as sales supervisor. Nancy believes the denial was due to her gender and she has filed a sex discrimination charge with the EEOC. Explain the steps the EEOC will use to process the charge; include Nancy’s options during the process. Determine the likelihood of success of Nancy’s discrimination claim from the EEOC data base (available through www.eeoc.gov). Describe the basic precautions you should take so you might prevail in her claim.

In some instances, individuals feel that they were not hired due to race, gender, age, if she is over 40, disability or religion. (EEOC 2010) This may or may not be the situation in Nancy’s case. To ensure that Nancy
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We do not, however, file lawsuits in all cases where we find discrimination.” (EEOC 2010)
If Nancy was indeed not hired due to her gender, the company will have to pay monetary damages. The EEOC has a fair record in regard to damages. “In FY 2009, we received 93,277 private sector charges of discrimination. We also received 2,728 charges through net transfers from state and local Fair Employment Practices Agencies (FEPAs). We achieved 85,980 resolutions, with a merit factor resolution rate of 20.3%. (Merit factor resolutions include mediation and other settlements and cause findings, which, if not successfully conciliated, are considered for litigation.) (EEOC 2010)
To avoid such an occurrence from happening, the company needs to do use a hiring agency that will test the applicants based on skills that pertain to the position at hand and weed out those who score lowly; hire the individual that closest matches the job skill set; advertise that a degree is mandatory for the position. All of these steps will ensure that whomever is hired was hired due to him or her being most qualified for the position and that gender did not play a role in the decision.
It must be noted that even when a ruling is made, it could be appealed, such as the Wal-Mart sex discrimination case. “The lawsuit argues that female workers were paid less and received fewer promotions at Wal-Mart than male
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