To prepare for this assessment, use the Capella library and the Internet to research a legal case that addresses the legalities of employment screening exams used in the selection process.
Then, complete a 2–3-page analysis in which you include the following:

  • Provide a description of the case.
  • Summarize the important issues in this case.
  • Include a detailed discussion of the outcome.
  • Address the evidence of discriminatory effects, and discuss the distinction the court is drawing between job-relatedness and business necessity.
  • Finally, offer your opinion regarding the reasons you are for or against the outcome of your case, along with your supporting rationale.

Questions To Consider
To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

  • In your opinion, what are some of the most important things that employers can do to protect themselves from negligence in human resources activities like hiring, retaining, supervising, and training? Include rationale to support your opinions.
  • What elements do you think need to be in a diversity training course?
  • How would you sell your course to one of the companies you have seen in any of the worst-case settlements?
  • Affirmative action and Executive Order 11236 were intended expressly to support the law. Originally they were aimed specifically at government contractors, but now many employers voluntarily choose whether or not they want to adopt a voluntary affirmative action plan. In your opinion, is this something all employers should do? What is your rationale?