Sam works as a driver for Toxic Games Warehouse, a wholesale distributor and online retailer
of video games and accessories. Over a ten-year period, Sam repeatedly applies for and is denied
a promotion to the position of dispatcher. Sam meets the requirements for the job, which are a
year’s driving experience and a specific license.
After one interview, Sam overhears the interviewer tell a co-worker that Sam, who is white, did
not get the job because whites are lazy. Is this employment discrimination? Explain.
Yes, this is a form of employment discrimination, which “Title VII of the civil rights act
of 1964 which prohibits the discrimination against employees and other workers on the basis
of race, color .national origin, religion, and gender at a stage of employment” Retrieved from
(Hollowell & Miller, 2012, p. 368). A employer can not hire someone based on the fact that they
think whites are lazy. The only reason they could not hire a person is that they are over or under
qualified for the job. Therefore Sam can sue this company for discrimination due to not getting
this job under the Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964.