LEG. 500: ASSIGNMENT #3 GUIDE
This Guide is intended to assist you as you start your last Assignment for this class. This
statement is in order: A good number of able students do not get higher grades for their
assignments for the simple reason that they do not pay close attention to assignment instructions.
Every assignment contains specific instructions which must be followed. Also, every assignment
is about specific issues. Make every effort to understand all issues raised in the assignment.
Structure your paper according to the issues involved. Finally, in the process of writing the
assignment [in this case a four (4) to six (6) page report], constantly refer to the Rubrics for this
assignment to make sure that you are meeting the requirements.
This assignment is about the Equal Protection Jurisprudence in the workplace as mandated by the
Fourteenth Amendment (section 1) to the US Constitution, and Title VII, as amended, of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Supreme Court allows employers to voluntarily adopt hiring practices “to diversify their
workplaces provided such practices did not include express preferences based upon immutable
characteristics.” By immutable characteristics the Supreme Court means certain physical
attributes or traits which are perceived as unchangeable, entrenched, and innate. These
characteristics are acquired through accident of birth. They were not chosen. Race and sex are
immediate examples of immutable characteristics found in Constitutional and employment
discrimination Jurisprudence. But, note that civil rights laws and recent court decisions have
expanded the concept of immutability to include not just those traits the individual cannot
change, but also those considered too important for anyone to be asked to change. Sexual
orientation and religion are good examples. Also, the new employment discrimination
jurisprudence apply to characteristics on the borders of employment discrimination law’s
protection, such as obesity and pregnancy.
The Supreme Court encourages employers to diversify their workforces, but hiring practices
should not discriminate against other groups of employment applicants who do not possess
immutable characteristics. Merit must be the guiding principle for hiring vis-à-vis workforce
diversification. Your report must emphasize this requirement.
Your assignment is to serve as a Consultant to a large, nationwide retailer. Carefully read the
paragraph which says that “you have been hired as a Consultant…” DO NOT start writing
your paper (report) until you are sure you understand what you are hired to do.
The following is the STRUCTURE of your four (4) to six (6) page report:
Your report must start with a well-reasoned introduction. The purpose of this introduction is to
enable the reader of your report to understand the purpose of your consultancy and what is
covered in the report. This must be a brief summary of the major issues covered in the report.
It must be in Paragraphs. Note that there is NO NUMBERING of PARAGRAPHS.
Analysis of the Benefits and Costs of Voluntarily Prohibiting three to five Federal forms of
Discrimination Prohibited under Federal anti-discrimination laws.
In this section of your report you analyze the benefits and costs of voluntarily prohibiting three to
five federal forms of discrimination prohibited under the federal anti-discrimination laws. It is
important that you research the federal forms of discrimination prohibited under the federal anti-
discrimination laws. You can find these federal forms of discrimination under the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, Title VII.
The Benefits and Costs of Voluntarily prohibiting a form of discrimination not covered by
any of the Federal anti-discrimination laws.
In this section you are asked to discuss the benefits and costs of voluntarily prohibiting a form of
discrimination not covered by any of the federal anti-discrimination laws. Research such forms
The Benefits and Costs of Voluntarily adopting hiring and promotion practices designed to
diversify the workforce.
In this section you state and discuss the benefits and costs of hiring and promotion practices
designed to diversify the workforce. First, determine the criteria or basis you use as policy tools
to guide your hiring and promotion practices to achieve the desired workforce diversification.
Then discuss the benefits and costs.
Evaluation of the Ethical considerations of not voluntarily prohibiting the forms of
discrimination laws and Determination of the Ethical considerations of not voluntarily
adopting hiring and promotion practices to diversify the workforce.
This section is about Ethics and the role of ethics in business. In this section, you are required to
reflect on your discussions in the preceding sections of your report. Read the requirements for
this section to understand how ethics play out. Read the chapter on ethics in your textbook.
You should carefully read this section of your report as it requires you to address a number of
issues. The strategy should be to develop a paragraph for each issue .
References must be cited in the text, and listed in a strict Alphabetical order.
Finally, pay special attention to APA Writing Style formatting requirements .