Religious Discrimination: Reasonable Accommodations

[WLOs3] [CLOs: 1, 2]

Prior to beginning work on this assignment,

  • Review the You Be the Judge Religious Discrimination: Dress Code Flips Burger Joint videos: , , , , .
  • Review the cases: , and .
  • Review Chapter 51 of the course textbook.

Assume the role of the judge in the Dress Code Flips Burger Joint case. Analyze the legal issues presented by the parties and state how you would rule on each of the issues presented. Remember that your ruling should be based on your legal analysis and not on your own personal views. Use the IRAC method to apply the law to the facts and reach a legal conclusion based on your analysis.

Your legal analysis should summarize the legal framework that applies to religious discrimination cases under Title VII (see EEOC v. Alamo Rent-A-Car LLC, Tiano v. Dillards Dept. Stores, Inc, and Cloutier v. Costco Wholesale Corp) and then:

  • Determine whether Ms. Djarra established a prima facie case of religious discrimination against her by Mr. Johnson.
  • Discuss whether Mr. Johnson made a good faith effort to offer reasonable accommodations to Ms. Djarra or whether Mr. Johnson could not reasonably accommodate Ms. Djarra without undue hardship.
  • Identify the types of damages available under Title VII and the type and amount of damages to be awarded to Ms. Djarra, if any.

The Religious Discrimination Reasonable Accommodations analysis

  • Must be four to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Centers resource.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Students name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructors name
    • Date submitted
  • For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to .
  • Must utilize academic voice. See the resource for additional guidance.
  • Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
    • For assistance on writing as well as , refer to the UAGC Writing Center resources.
  • Must use at least three credible sources in addition to the course text.
    • The table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
  • Should follow the IRAC method introduced in Week 1.
  • Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Centers guide.
  • Utilize correct APA formatting for legal sources include case law and legislation. See the resource from the UAGC Library as well as the from the University Library of California State University, Stanislaus for assistance.
  • Avoid over-dependence on direct quotes. Direct quotes are a great way to strengthen our assertions and provide support. However, be sure to avoid using excessive direct quotes in lieu of original thought. Direct quotes will not meet the requirement for analysis, application, and critical thinking. Please ensure to not overuse direct quote so that you can avoid losing points for this. 
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Center. See the resource in the UAGC Writing Center for specifications.

Carefully review the for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.