July 11, 2011
Employment Discrimination Issues
According to Cheeseman, 2010, “prior to the passage of major federal antidiscrimination laws in the 1960’s, much discrimination in employment existed in this country. In the 1960’s congress enacted several major statutes that outlawed employment discrimination against members of certain classes. These federal laws were instrumental to providing equal opportunity in employment in this country. One of the main statutes is Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964.” In the simulation, Avoiding discrimination in the workplace, Holmes, Helm, and Partners, Inc., (HHP) an advertising agency was founded in 1924. This company that has been around for this long has seen many changes in workplace discrimination and has had to adapt to the legal changes and rights through the years. In any work environment, the possibilities of discrimination, intentional, or unintentional are present. The key is solving those situations in a lawful and amicable manner (simulation, UOPX). Background
HHP has a reputation in their field of setting the example of monumental creativity for its clients. HHP’s campaigns have won international industry awards yearly for the last two decades and prides itself on its employee-friendly work environment and human resources policies (simulation, UOPX). HHP has two offices in New York and London with 100 employees in each office. This criterion puts them in the scope of coverage of Title VII. The company simulation involves key players: Keith Whitworth, president, and COO: Keith has been with the company for 23 years and is known for his “paternal attitude.” Marc Corrigan, Executive Director: Marc has been with the company for seven years and has a volatile temper and permits inappropriate exchanges in the creative team he supervises and Velda Dominique, legal advisor: Velda has been with the company for 15 years and has...