Does the conversation between Robert and Kevin violate any nondiscrimination laws?
According to the EEOC website, “Under the laws enforced by EEOC, it is illegal to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. ” It is also illegal for an employer to make decisions about job assignments and promotions based on an employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. The conversation between Robert and Kevin violates disability, race and sex nondiscrimination laws.
Title VII prohibits employment decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits, or the performance of individuals of certain racial groups. Robert and Kevin make comments about every single person in the video that might be getting the promotion. First it’s about the health related issue for the employee who has diabetes, followed by racial comment about what the employee looks like. Because of the second employee’s ethnicity, Robert and Kevin suggest that it’s better to move onto the next candidate rather than worrying about getting strip searched.
The next comments and discussion is about an employee is religious and the manger wants to avoid the religious talk on the flight. The next female employee is a great worker according to the managers, however, they are afraid that she might get pregnant since she is off the pill and that’s something they don’t want to deal with. Age and disability discrimination applies to the next employee where the managers think the employee is old and is on the cart and feel that it’s cruel to send him to Italy. The last candidate is a white male, and both managers want to avoid the reverse racism discrimination so they eliminate him as well.
Both managers are just having a talk which seems to be an informal talk about the candidates for the promotion. Good things are said about all the employees whether it’s work experience, seniority, great work ethics or knowledgably in the field however, major workplace discrimination are talked about in this video such as race, disability, age and sex. The video does not end with the decision of who was picked for the promotion but the discussion between the managers does contain nondiscrimination laws as stated above.