Legal Issues in Reduction of Worplace

Legal Issues in Reduction of Worplace

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  • Date Submitted: 02/03/2009 5:16 AM
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Legal Issues Reduction of Workplace
Arvid Caldwell

University of Phoenix
Len Swadlow
MBA 560

Fastserve Inc. Is a $25 million, 350-employee strong company involved in the direct marketing of branded sports apparel. FastServe opened up two online marketing and distribution channels. Soon after operation the company begins to have problems with the system and the projected attraction to the product didn’t mach the sales number. The company eventually shut down the online distribution and now had to lay some people off to save. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the legal issues in the worforce of FastServe Incorporation as the company lays off three people on the last list of layoffs. The paper will explain if there are any extenuating regulatory circumstances that would affect the decision to terminate these three people. The paper will evaluate the people that will be beneficial for Fastserve to layoff and how to stay in the guidelines of the Law.
A lay-off is a temporary termination of an employee for a period longer than a week or six working days. Lay-offs often happen when financial come upon a company and it is no longer beneficial to have employees that are not needed. A discharge is a dismissal, release, a resignation by employment contract.
Carl Hamies is 34 years old male and an average performing qualified system analyst contract worker specializing in maintenance of computer systems. On a number of occasions Hanies has reported that one is co-workers had made offensive remarks about his sexual orientation. The investigation has found that Ben is at fault and has made offensive comments towards Haimes. “Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor...

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