Hr-Rjdt Task 1

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The My Toy Company
DATE:
TO:
FROM:
RE: Lawsuit involving former employee, Rebekah Sendak
Per your request, an analysis of the principle issues presented by the law firm of Simpson, Lee & Berkowitz, LLC, representing Rebekah Senday, former production employee of The MY TOY COMPANY (hereto being referred as “MTC”). In the lawsuit, Sendak alleges that MTC is in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for Constructive Discharge under Religious Discrimination1. Sendak filed the post-resignation claim against MTC in March of 2009, stating that she was coerced into resignation shortly after MTC enforced the new production shift policy in January 2009, which included rotating weekend shifts (Saturday and Sunday). Sendak bases her claim upon the position [that] as a Seventh Day Adventist, Saturdays are considered “religious holy days” and the enforcement of such a policy by MTC subjected her to religious discrimination.
Applicable Legal Principles to the Claim
After consultation with MTC’s Human Resources and Legal Counsel, the following Equal Employment Opportunity Commission legal and regulatory requirements have been cited as applicable to the claim: 1. Under Title VII, it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against an applicant or employee (or former employee), based upon that person’s “race, color, religion, sex or national origin or protected activity”. 1 2. “Religious discrimination involves treating a person (applicant or employee) unfavorably because of his or her religious beliefs”2 or practices, where the person’s moral or ethical beliefs influences their ideals (principles of right and wrong), which may be upheld by traditional views.3 3. In order to remain in compliance with the laws enforced by the EEOC, it is the employer’s responsibility to “reasonably accommodate the religious practices of the employee…...

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