Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of is a federal statute that applies to all employers whose workforce exceeds fifteen people. The text of Title VII says that. At common law—where judges decide cases without reference to statutory guidance—employers were generally free to hire and fire on any basis they might choose, and employees were generally free to work for an employer or quit an employer on any basis they might choose unless the employer and the employee had a contract. In the s, many female employees began to claim a certain kind of sex discrimination: sexual harassment. Some women were being asked to give sexual favors in exchange for continued employment or promotion quid pro quo sexual harassment or found themselves in a working environment that put their chances for continued employment or promotion at risk. Having set the broad policy, Congress left it to employees, employers, and the courts to fashion more specific rules through the process of civil litigation.
Case studies have been used for years by businesses, law and medical schools, physicians on rounds, and artists critiquing work. Like other forms of problem-based learning, case studies can be accessible for every age group, both in one subject and in interdisciplinary work. You can get started with case studies by tackling relatable questions like these with your students:.
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