Presentation on theme: "Employment discrimination Unfair vs. unlawful. State Human Affairs Law Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On: RACE COLOR RELIGION NATIONAL ORIGIN."— Presentation transcript:
State Human Affairs Law Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On: RACE COLOR RELIGION NATIONAL ORIGIN SEX AGE DISABILITY
Theories of Discrimination Disparate Treatment : an individual is treated differently than others in similar situations Disparate Impact : an employment practice, nondiscriminatory on its face, is illegal if it has a disparate impact on protected classes
The Burden of Proof Complainant Employer Complainant
The burden of proof complainant employer complainant
A PRIMA FACIE CASE OF DISCRIMINATION EXISTS IF EMPLOYEE CAN SHOW THAT THEY: are a member of a protected class; qualified to perform job & meeting employers expectations; subjected to an adverse employment action; and similarly situated employees of another class were treated more favorably.
Once the plaintiff has established a prima facie case, the burden shifts to the defendant to provide a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for the adverse employment action....
If the defendant has provided a legitimate reason, the burden shifts back to the plaintiff to show that the defendants proffered reason is merely pretextual.