Case Study Of The Case EEOC V. Target Corporation

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.What were the legal issues in this case? What did the appeals court decide? One of the issues in the case EEOC v. Target Corp. is that the EEOC alleged that Target violated the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by engaging in race discrimination against African-American applicants who were interested in management positions. It is argued that Target did not give the opportunity to schedule an interview to plaintiffs, Kalisha White, Ralpheal Edgeston and Cherise Brown-Easley, because of racial discrimination. On the other hand, it argues that Target is in violation of the Act because the company failed to retain and present records that would determine if there was reason to believe that an unlawful practice had been committed. Originally the district court dismissed the action against Target due to the argument that the reason why the SLT Mr. Armiger (person in charge of recruitment at that time) does not schedule an interview with the plaintiffs was because he was very busy and therefore he could not reply their messages or calls. Subsequently, the EEOC presented…show more content…
According to Mr. Armiger in order to "protect the privacy of applicants," admitted that he threw away all unqualified resumes, including the plaintiffs’ resumes. They also found that Target 's record retention policy does not specifies that where a discrimination claim has been filed they must keep all personnel documentation until the case has been completed. Target responds to this allegation was that they address this requirement on a case-by-case basis and that they notify their employees to keep documents when a claim

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