Lit1 Task Essay
TO: Joseph D. Policymaker, Senior Vice-President, Operations, Company X
FROM: John F. Bigshot, Director, Human Resources, Company X
RE: Report on potential violations of federal employment law
DATE: June 4, 2014
Let me begin by recapping the three situations you brought to my attention and address each one individually paying special heed to applicable federal employment laws that may or may not have been violated.
Briefly, the company did not violate federal employment law regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.
Mr. John Goodworker requested and was properly granted leave to care for his wife who had just given birth prematurely to twins. Mr. Goodworker had been with the …show more content…
U.S. Department of Labor, (2013), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster, retrieved June 11, 2014 retrieved from http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmla.htm
Briefly, the company did violate federal employment law regarding the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 in that an employee was denied a promotion specifically because of her age.
Ms. Betty Whitehair is 68 years old and so qualifies for protections granted by the ADEA. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (Pub. L. 90-202) (ADEA), as amended, as it appears in volume 29 of the United States Code, beginning at section 621 "prohibits employment discrimination against persons 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age."
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (1967), The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, retrieved June 11, 2014 retrieved from http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/adea.cfm
Ms. Whitehair, according to her recent annual performance review, was doing “above average” work in her position in the department. She applied for a job promotion but was denied it due to her age and instead the promotion went to a substantially younger (32 yrs old), presumably less capable (“adequate” performance review) co-worker. Given that Ms. Whitehair has been with the company for 42 years, she is most likely very