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The student explains the elements of a hostile work environment harassment claim. The student identifies if John can potentially satisfy the elements of a hostile work environment harassment claim. The student answers if his employer has any defense for the supervisor’s conduct. The student identifies whether John can make a prima facie case of hostile work environment by identifying the elements required to bring a cause of action for discrimination. The student explains how the complaint process begins with the EEOC and proceeds with a right-to-sue letter through the civil litigation process from the state level up to the U.S. The student includes a discussion on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other relevant aspects addressing discrimination complaints and disputes in the workplace. The student uses a minimum of three different sources. The paper is 700 to 1,050 words in length. The paper—including tables and graphs, headings, title page, and reference page—is consistent with APA formatting guidelines and meets course-level requirements. Intellectual property is recognized with in-text citations and a reference page.

Paragraph and sentence transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Rules of grammar and usage are followed including spelling and punctuation. Resources: EEOC website, U.S. Search the following key terms: discrimination complaint process, litigation process, mediation process, and dispute resolution. John identifies as a Hispanic employee in a private sector organization. He is regularly called an “idiot” by his supervisor. The supervisor has hardly ever called non-Hispanic employees derogatory names. Finally, the supervisor starts calling John an inflammatory name that is known to be derogatory to Hispanics. John now finds his work environment intolerable though his supervisor has no intention to demote or fire John for any reason. John, however, wants to file a discrimination complaint against his employer. He went to his HR department first, but was dissatisfied with their lack of help. Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper written in the third person voice in which you analyze and explain the discrimination complaint and civil litigation process as it would potentially apply to John and his employer. What are the elements of a hostile work environment harassment claim?

Can John potentially satisfy the elements of a hostile work environment harassment claim? Does his employer have any defense for the supervisor’s conduct? Identify whether John can make a prima facie case of hostile work environment by identifying the elements required to bring a cause of action for discrimination. Explain how the complaint process begins with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and proceeds with a right-to-sue letter through the civil litigation process from the state level up to the U. S. Supreme Court. Include a discussion on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other relevant aspects addressing discrimination complaints and disputes in the workplace. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines, including using headings to appropriately signal topics to keep your document organized. Use a minimum of three different in-text citation sources within your paper, and properly identify them in your References page. Any laws and legal cases used in the body of your paper must also be included in the References page.