2-1 Discussion

Choose one of the options below for discussion. Be sure to elaborate and explain.

  • Waffles and Workers’ Rights (EEOC v. Waffle House, p. 84-85)

Read about arbitration law in Chapter 4 and Case 4-3 in your textbook, and do some online research on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Then discuss the following:

What is the EEOC’s role in regard to business? Does the court say that the EEOC trumps the arbitration contract between the employee and the employer? If so, why? What are the pros and cons of arbitration agreements? Do you think arbitration agreements between big companies and low wage earners who are uninformed about the law are truly fair? If you have any experiences at work with discrimination policies or EEOC trainings, share those experiences.

  • Where in the World? J. McIntyre vs. Nicastro #6, p. 68

Read both the summary of the J. McIntyre v. Nicastro case on page 68 and the court’s full decision via the link provided. (You need only read up to the word “Reversed” and do not have to read the concurrence or the dissent – although you are welcome to do so! Summarize what factors the court looks at in determining where a case can be brought. What was the court’s final decision and do you think the decision was correct? Why or why not?

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document

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