Zimpfer vs. Palm Beach County Case Essay

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Individual Assignment #1: “Zimpfer vs. Palm Beach County”. By MGMT 6374 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT November 2, 2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page INTRODUCTION 1 Critical Issues 1 ADEA Requirements and Prima Facie Evidence ADEA Requirements for Conclusive Evidence and Relevant Court Cases Critical Evaluation of the I/O Psychologist Report 2 Potential Additional Evidence Needed for Zimpfer 3 Potential Rebuttal Evidence Needed for the County 3 Conclusions 4 Recommendations to the County Future Preventive Actions Needed Introduction The “Zimpfer vs. Palm Beach County” case is about a lawsuit filed by Mr. Bryce Zimpfer…show more content…
Zimpfer. Mr. Zimpfer would not have any problem providing the evidence needed to satisfy requirements 1, 3, and 4. Requirement 2 on the other hand might be a little tricky to prove. ADEA Requirements for Conclusive Evidence and Relevant Court Cases Though Mr. Zimpfer’s attorney was able to get a report from an I/O psychologist, Dr. Josephs, which verifies his ability to perform the duties described in the ad for the managerial position, the county could also get its own expert to rebut this psychologist’s findings in the report. If Dr. Josephs is able to convince this jury then there is sufficient evidence to conclusively prove that Mr. Zimpfer was a victim of discrimination, since her report shows that he is clearly more qualified for the position than Mr. Merriman is. Critical Evaluation of the I/O Psychologist Report Though Dr. Josephs’ report looks comprehensive, it could be considered to be lacking all the information needed to conclude who the best candidate for the position is. To come up with scores, Dr. Josephs did not take into consideration the conversations the interviewer had with each candidate. Though Mr. Zimpher’s resume may have showed that he possessed all the skill she gave him credit for, those written words don’t necessarily translate to actions. It could be that he was not able to convince the interview panel that he actually possessed those skills. Mr.

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