There are many state and federal laws and a number of supporting government agencies that seek to regulate the work environment for the protection of employee rights. One such entity is the EEOC?the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Please open file for instructions.
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1. Go to the website U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission Employers at
2. Navigate to the EEOC website to review the easily-accessible resources that are
especially beneficial for human resource managers; then respond to the questions
and Assignment details below.
NOTE: As you navigate the website, be sure to obtain information that will be needed for any
references for each specific EEOC web page you plan to cite in the discussion forum through
paraphrase or direct quote.
a. EEOC Enforcement of Federal Law. Name one federal law the EEOC
enforces and summarize that law in one to two sentences.
b. Prohibited Practice. Review the list of EEOC Prohibited Employment
Policies/Practices at https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/practices/index.cfm
and answer the following:
Identify one prohibited practice and summarize that prohibited
practice in one to two sentences.
Assess whether your company, or a company you are familiar
with, (a) excels at prohibiting this practice, or (b) needs to improve
on its prohibition of this practice. Explain.
c. Pioneer Hotel Case Study. Read the following case study and provide
your recommendations for how Pioneer can make improvements in the
In June 2015, Pioneer Hotel, Inc. in Laughlin, Nevada agreed to
pay $150,000 and furnish other relief to settle a national origin and
color discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC. The EEOC
charged that a class of Latino and/or brown-skinned workers was
subjected to a barrage of highly offensive and derogatory
comments about their national origin and/or skin color since at
least 2006. Housekeeping and security department staffers in
particular were constantly the targets of slurs by several
supervisors and co-workers. In addition, the EEOC asserted that
Latino / brown-skinned workers were told not to speak Spanish
during their break times. Pioneer failed to stop and rectify the
harassment and discrimination despite repeated complaints by the
Latino / brown-skinned workers. Pioneer entered into a four-year
consent decree that prohibits Pioneer from creating, facilitating or
permitting a hostile work environment for employees who are
Latino or darker-skinned.
EEOC v. Pioneer Hotel, Inc. d/b/a Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall, Case No. 2:11-cv-01588LRH-GWF (D. Nev. settlement June 18, 2015).
As the newly appointed HR Director at Pioneer Hotel, what are
three (3) or more strategies you would implement to help remedy
the current situation and/or to take proactive steps to encourage a
future work environment that is free of discriminatory practices?
Identify biblical principle(s) that would apply to this case when
drawing upon insight from the 1.1 Devotional and your knowledge
and/or research of Scripture.
2. Provide a detailed post that demonstrates clear, insightful critical thinking. Your
initial posting should be 200-300 words long.
3. Your initial posting is to include the appropriate references for each of the
specific EEOC web pages you have cited through paraphrase or direct quote.
Keep direct quotes and paraphrases limited to a maximum of 20% of your
overall initial posting (40 words out of 200 to 60 words out of 300 words).
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