Affirmative action is a topic that tends to elicit strong opinions. Exhibit 5-11 in Chapter 5 sets forth opposing views on the issue of affirmative action. In our attempt to discuss affirmative action from an employer and employee perspective, please read United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO v. Weberand the discussion of Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County, California in Chapter 5.
Referencing the materials in the text, explain affirmative action in conjunction with Title VII mandates from a legal perspective. What limits, if any, does Title VII place on affirmative action? How can companies manage affirmative action programs to encourage widespread recruitment, but avoid the stigma of quota systems as charged by affirmative action critics? Let’s have a great academic, professional threaded discussion about affirmative action.