Week 5 Individual Assignment: Discrimination and Employment Laws, writing homework help

This assignment emphasizes the employer-employee relationship and the possible discrimination issues that can arise within this relationship, including issues of sexual harassment.

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“Sidebar 20.6” in Ch. 20 of The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business

Read the “Sidebar 20.6” in Ch. 20 of the text.

Write paper of 700- to 1,050-words in which you analyze the sexual harassment issues presented in scenario.

  • Analyze each of the elements of this case, applicable defenses recognized under the law, and the basis for the court’s ruling.
  • Analyze the possible liability in this case if the sexual harasser(s) were an independent contractor versus an employee.

Cite to at least three peer-reviewed sources, identified and defined in the Instructor Policies (Spiering, 2016, Researching Assignments).

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Required elements

Students earn their grades based on the Grade Rubric. It will be inserted with comments at the end of each graded paper, along with other specific comments inserted directly into the paper itself. A grading scale (i.e. A -F) is provided in the Instructor Policies (Spiering, 2016). So, students earn high grades by satisfying each bullet point in each section – Content, Organization/Development and Mechanics.

Please note that the Mechanics section of the Grade Rubric requires the integration of research in APA format, including in-text and reference citations.

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Grade Rubric for Week 5 Individual Assignment: Discrimination and Employment Laws

Content 60 Percent

3 Points

Score

Additional Comments:

  • Identify the elements the plaintiff must prove to establish a case of sexual harassment (hostile work environment).
  • Analyze the applicable defenses a company can raise to defend against such a case.
  • Discuss the basis for the court’s ruling.
  • Analyze the possible liability in this case if the sexual harasser(s) were an independent contractor versus an employee.

Highlighted bullets and/or specific comments depict areas to improve in content and to hone your research and writing skills.

good job on completing this assignment. It emphasizes the point that sexual harassment can occur even if it is not directed toward any particular individual. It is important for business managers to know when the line is crossed because even the appearance of impropriety can lead to serious consequences to the company and the employees.

Organization / Development 20 Percent

1 Point

Score

Additional Comments:

  • The paper is between 700 to 1,050 words in length.
  • Easy to identify next topic of discussion – APA-formatted [sub]headings, and transitional sentences and paragraphs are used throughout paper.
  • Logical content development, e.g., introduce, define, explain, and apply concepts.
  • Sentences and phrases are well constructed, strong, and varied.
  • Appropriate tone – use of objective, 3rd person writing is encouraged.

words

Mechanics 20 Percent

1 Point

Score

Additional Comments:

  • Professional appearance – same font size, type, and spacing used throughout paper.
  • The paper–including tables and graphs, headings, title page, and reference page–is consistent with APA formatting guidelines and meets course-level requirements.
  • Intellectual property is recognized with properly formatted in-text citations and a reference page.
  • Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed. Spelling is correct.
  • At least 3-5 APA references, which should include the course text and 3 peer-reviewed documents. Students are encouraged to cite the relevant weekly reserve readings.

Total

Score

5

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