Anne is employed by Big Construction Company. Big Construction has a $1.3 million contract to build park structures in a national park. Anne alleges that Big has discriminated against her, in that she has not been promoted to skilled craft positions and Big Construction views it as inappropriate for women to be in those positions and that most male skilled craftworkers are very much against having women in such positions. Knowing the Big Construction has a contract with the federal government, Anne brings a suit against Big Construction under Executive Order 11246 for gender discrimination. Will she be successful? Why or why not?
When answering a specific legal question in the discussions, use the IRAC analysis format below to
structure a complete analysis and response.
Issue(s) – State the issue(s) or question(s) to be decided. May be broad or narrow. (Stated
such as “The issue is whether…” or “Does…?”) (Hint: pay particular attention to the
respective contentions of the parties and/or the questions asked in the problems).
Rule(s) of Law – State and explain the applicable rules of law, such as the applicable
constitution provision, statute, regulation, or common law principle (write out or
summarize – do not just provide the citation). E.g. – “Under Title VII, it is illegal to
discriminate based on gender. Discrimination based on gender includes . . .”
Application – Apply the appropriate rule(s) of law to the specific facts of the case (explain
your reasoning/rationale for your conclusion/outcome/decision) (should be the longest part
of the IRAC analysis). E.g. “In this case, company violated Title VII because it did X, Y,
Conclusion – State the outcome/decision/holding of the analysis (determination of issues)
based on application of law to the facts.
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