Research Sample Paper on Business studies
Tillamook operates in Corinth, Pennsylvania where 50% of the population is white and the 50% is of minority groups. This is to say for every white resident there is a minority resident. Of the 50% white population 75% complete high school while of the 50% minority population only 25% graduate high school. This is to show that most of the high school graduates in Corinth are white. Tillamook requires applicants for the cleaning position to have the minimum qualification of a high school diploma. Whites make up a big percentage of the population that has graduated high school in Corinth, therefore, it is no surprise that the cleaning crew at Tillamook are all white. According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is unlawful for employers to limit applicants for employment in a way that would deprive the individual employment because of the individual’s race. The education requirement for a cleaning position discriminate the minorities. Tillamook is based in a community where majority of the uneducated population are minorities. The high school diploma requirement is enough pretext for racial discrimination during its recruitment process. The concept of disparate treatment of minorities applies because even though majority of high school graduates in Corinth are white, the company could have employed the other few minority graduates. There is also adverse impact in the recruitment process that keeps out minorities and the older population. 85% of Tillamook’s working population is aged between 25-35 years. According to ADEA, it is unlawful for an employer to limit employees in a way that may deprive an individual employment opportunity because of their age. Tillamook’s employment process discriminates based on age and race. To avoid future lawsuits for the violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ADEA, Tillamook should revise its requirements for the cleaning crew and employ more of the older population.