SMGT 3861 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Art Rooney, Rooney Rule, Prima Facie

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3 Apr 2019
Affirmative Action
Actions taken by employers to actively seek out, hire and promote qualified
individuals in protected groups
Not a requirement under Title VII
Consider when advertising and writing descriptions and applications for job
Rooney Rule
Requires NFL teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and
senior football operations jobs
Named after Steelers chairman Art Rooney
Enacted in 2003
Discrimination Age (ADEA)
Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of age for people 40 and
Applies to businesses with 20 or more employees
Whose activities influence interstate commerce (pg. 136)
20 or more calendar weeks a year
Prima facie case:
o 40 years or older
o Applied and was qualified
o Rejected in circumstances that implied discrimination
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Discrimination: Disability - ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) Title I:
o Apply to the organizations which have 15 or more employees
o Process
Prove a disability: substantially limits one or more major life
MUST prove qualified for the job
Prove denied job because of disability
o Reasonable accommodation
Employer finds responsibilities that place disabled employees in a
position to be successful in performing job functions
Not undue burden
Sexual Harassment
Constructive discharge: cannot work at a place because the work situation is
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