Rjdt Task 1

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SUBJECT: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Constructive Discharge

Success in sales and marketing has resulted in an increased demand for XYZ Toys. In response to this increase in demand, a shift change was implemented for all production employees. The new schedule requires employees to work in 12 hour shifts, with four days on, and four days off, Monday through Sunday. One employee resigned from the firm, and has filed suit under
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), claiming constructive discharge on the grounds of religious discrimination, as the change in work schedule required the employee to work on a religious holy day. The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify the legal position of XYZ Toys with regards to the suit filed against the firm, and to make recommendations to guard against future legal issues based upon Title VII.

Constructive Discharge

The production shift schedule change required the employee to work on a day that the employee regarded as a holy day. A reasonable person might then conclude that XYZ Toys has created a work environment which is intolerable, and the employee had no option other than to resign ("Constructive Discharge/Forced To Resign," n.d.)
The suit filed by the Complaint is based on religious discrimination, and is valid under section
703. (a) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which defines unlawful employment practices.

(a) Employer practices

It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer -

(1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
("Unlawful Employment Practices,"…...

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