Department of Psychology
 

Legal Issues in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

(INP 5131)

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Dr. Stephen J. Vodanovich

 

Phone: 474-2944  Building 41, Room 220 (Office), Room 225 (Research Lab)

e-mail: stevevodanovich@uwf.edu

 

Required reading:  Gutman, A., Koppes, L. L., & Vodanovich, S. J. EEO Law and Personnel Practices   (3rd ed.).  Taylor and Francis Publishers.  Supreme Court cases. Guidelines, Laws, and Acts (included on syllabus below). 

Web site for the book (includes cases, laws, guidelines, etc.)

Click here for Adobe Acrobat Reader  (needed to view certain legal documents)

 

~ Primary Learning Objectives ~

 

Students should be able to:

           

1)  Explain the major legal issues in I/O psychology, including the importance and complexity of these

     issues.

2)  Summarize and evaluate the content of primary legal sources (e.g., Court cases, Acts, Guidelines).

3)  Discuss the impact of court cases, guidelines, etc. for individuals, organizations, and society.

4)  Particiapate in a debate regarding the decision of an assigned court case, including a review of the  majorllegal issues involved.

5)  Succinctly review the legal status of a given issue and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses.

6)  State how organizations can implement practices and procedures that allow them to comply with

      EEOC regulations and help prevent various forms of discrimination.

 

~ Approximate Timeline ~

 

8/22 - Introduction/Overview - Chapter 1

Text - Chapter # 1

Introduction Slides

TIP Extent of Coverage of Legal Issues in I/O Programs

>>> Biographies of Current Supreme Court Justices   ||  Supreme Cout Justice Seating Test

Civil Rights Act of 1964

All Constitutional Amendments

 

42 U.S.C. 1981 (formerly part of Section 1 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866)

42 U.S.C. 1983 (formerly Section 1 of the Civil Rights Act of 1871)

Glossary of Legal Terms

 

 

8/29 & 9/6- Major Title VII Judicial Scenarios - Chapter 2

Disparate Treatment, Mixed Motive, Pattern and Practice Slides

>> Uniform Guidelines

>> Questions and Answers Interpreting the Uniform Guidelines

>> SIOP Principles

 

Disparate Treatment Cases

McDonnell-Douglas v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973) *

Furnco Construction Corp. v. Waters, 438 U.S. 567 (1978)

Texas Dept. Of Community Affairs v. Burdine, 450 U.S. 248 (1981)

St. Mary's Honor Ctr. v. Hicks (92-602), 509 U.S. 502 (1993)

 

 

Pattern and Practice Cases

Teamsters v. United States, 431 U.S. 324 (1977) *

Hazelwood School District v. United States, 433 U.S. 299 (1977)

Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, et al. (2011)

 

Mixed-Motive Cases

Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, 490 U.S. 228 (1989) *

Click here to listen to the oral argument in the Price Waterhouse case

Desert Palace, Inc. DBA Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino v. Costa (2003)

Click here to listen to the oral argument and/or decision in the Costa case

 

 

BFSS & BFOQ Defense Cases

BFSS --- Lorance v. AT&T Technologies Inc., 490 U.S. 900 (1989)

 Click here to listen to the oral argument in the Lorance case

BFOQ --- Dothard v. Rawlinson, 433 U.S. 321 (1977)

Click here to listen to the oral arguments in the Dothard case

 

 

9/13 & 9/20- Major Title VII Judicial Scenarios - Chapter 2         

Adverse Impact Slides || Civil Rights Act of 1991 Summary

 

Adverse Impact Cases

Griggs v. Duke Power Co. 401 U.S. 424 (1971)  *

Click here to listen to the oral argument in the Griggs case 

Albemarle Paper v. Moody 422 U.S. 405 (1975) 

Connecticut v. Teal 457 U.S. 440 (1982)

  Debate [Opinion: Vera Polykova, Ray McGaughey

                  Dissent: Emily Leshon, Kevin Hopkins]

Click here to listen to the oral argument in the Teal case 

Watson v. Fort Worth Bank and Trust 486 U.S. 977 (1988)

Click here to listen to the oral argument in the Watson case 

       Watson Review in TIP

Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Antonio 490 U.S. 642 (1989) *

Click here to listen to the oral argument in the Wards Cove case 

       Wards Cove Review in TIP


TIP Gutman --- Ground Rules for Adverse Impact

TIP On the Legal Front (Gutman) Adverse Impact: Why Is It So Difficult to Understand?

TIP Dunleavy & Gutman: An Update on the Statistical Versus Practical Significance Debate: A Review of Stagi v. Amtrak (2010)

Disparate Impact and CRA-91 article ||  CRA-91 Analysis (BNA)

>>> Chapter 2 Discussion Questions

>>> Chapter 2 Answers

 

 


 

9/27 & 10/4 - Major Title VII Protected Class Issues - Chapter 3 

Chapter 3 Slides Adjusting Test Scores)

Fact Sheets on ---

 

Manipulating/Discarding Test Results Cases

Hayden v. County of Nassau 180 F.3d 42 (1999)

Ricci v. DeStefano 530 F.3d 87 (2009) *

Debate [Opinion: John Hale, Allison Kolick

                  Dissent: Jenna Moore, Alyssa Pingree]

 

Pregnancy Discrimination/FMLA Slides || Sexual Harassment Slides

Fact Sheet--Pregnancy Discrimination

Fact Sheet--Sexual Harassment

 

Sex Discrimination Cases

Pregnancy --- California Federal Savings and Loan Association v. Guerra 479 U.S. 272 (1987)

Sexual Harassment ---

Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson 477 U. S. 57 (1986) *

Click here to listen to the oral argument in the Vinson case

Harris v. Forklift Systems (92-1168)

Click here to listen to the oral opinion in the Harris case

Enforcement Guidance on Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc.

Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Incorporated, et al. (96-568)

Click here to listen to the oral argument in the Oncale case

 TIP  Gutman--- Unresolved Issues in Same-Sex Harassment

 

 

Family and Medical Leave Act (Public Law 103-3)

 FMLA Slides


10/11 - Equal Pay Act (EPA) - Chapter 5

Equal Pay Act (Public Law 88-38)

EPA Slides

Q&A Compliance Manual on Compensation Discrimination

 

Pay Discrimination Cases

Corning Glass Works v. Brennan, 417, U.S. 188 (1974) *

Click here to listen to the oral argument in the Corning case

Ledbetter v. Goodyear Rubber Co. 550 U.S. (2007) *

Debate [Opinion: Rebecca Scott, Alexis Smith

                  Dissent: Sarah Trenton, Alyssa Anderson]

  Lilly Ledbetter Testimony Before Congress

 

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (H.R. 11)

 



10/18 & 10/25 - Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) - Chapter 6

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (Public Law 90-202)

ADEA Slides (for Rachel and Vera, more to come)

Fact Sheet--Age Discrimination

 

ADEA Cases

Western Air Lines, Inc. v. Criswell, 472 U.S. 400 (1985)

O'Conner v. Consolidated Coin Caterers Corp.(95-354) *

Click here to listen to the oral argument in the O'Conner case

  Enforcement Guideance on O'Conner v. Consolidated Coin Caterers

Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc.

Click here to listen to the oral opinion in the Reeves case

Smith v. City of Jackson (2005) *

TIP On The Legal Front (Gutman, July 2005) Smith v. City of Jackson --- Adverse Impact in the ADEA --- Well Sort Of

Meacham v. KAPL

Gross v. FBL Financial Services (2009)

Debate [Opinion: Garrison Lightfoot, Jana Still

                  Dissent: Chadwick Dunn, Vishakha Sheoran]


 

11/1 & 11/8 - Affirmative Action Chapter 7

 

Executive Order #11246 as amended

Affirmative Action Slides

Uniform Guidelines Regarding Affirmative Action

DOL; Affirmative Action

>> Internet Applicants:

Definition of "Job Applicant" for Internet and Related Electronic Technologies -- Q&A

Adoption of Questions and Answers of "Job Applicant" by the UGESP  

 

Affirmative Action Cases

Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978) *

Debate [Opinion: Michael Jones, Chantal Jones

                  Dissent: Michele Vidensek, Donal Harrison]

Click here to listen to the oral arguments and/or decision in the Bakke case

United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO-CLC v. Weber 443 U.S. 193 (1979)

Click here to listen to the oral argument in the Weber case

Johnson v. Transportation Agency, 480 U.S. 616 (1987)

Click here to listen to the oral argument in the Johnson case

Gratz V. Bollinger 539 U.S. 244 (2003)  

Click here to listen to the oral arguments and/or decision in Gratz v. Bollinger

TIP On the Legal Front article in The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist summarizing the Gratz, Grutter, and Costa rulings (October, 2003)

Grutter V. Bollinger 539 U.S. (02-241) 288 F.3d 732 (2003)  

Click here to listen to the oral arguments in the Grutter v. Bollinger case


 

 

11/15 & 11/22 - Disability Discrimination (ADA) Chapter 8

 Disability Slides

Rehabilitation Act of 1973:

Section 501 & 505 | Section 503| Section 504

Americans With Disabilities Act, 1990 (Public Law 101-336)

ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)

TIP ADAAA Summary Article (Dunleavy & Gutman, 2009)

  Information on ---

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Department of Justice ADA Homepage

 

ADA Cases

Sutton v. United Air Lines, Inc. (97-1943)  *

Debate [Opinion: Andrea Dvorak

                  Dissent: Rachel Smith]

Click here to listen to the oral argument in the Sutton case

PGA Tour v. Martin 532 U.S. 661 (2001)

Click here to listen to the oral argument and/or decision in the Martin case

McKay v. Toyota 110 F.3d 369 (1997)

Toyota v. Williams 224 F.3d 840 (2002)

  Click here to listen to the oral argument and/or decision in the Toyota v. Williams case

U.S. Airways v. Barnett 228 F.3d 1105 (2002)

Click here to listen to the oral argument and/or decision in the Barnett case

TIP Gutman --- On the Legal Front: Two January 2002 Supreme Court Rulings: Toyota v. Williams & EEOC v. Waffle House

 

 

 


 

11/29 - Retaliation Chapter 9

 

Retaliation Slides

EEOC: Facts About Retaliation

EEOC: Retaliation Discrmination

Section 8 of the EEOC Compliance Manual on Retaliation

 

Retaliation Cases

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company v. White (2006) 548 US 53 *

Robinson v. Shell Oil (1997) 519 US 337 *

Thompson v. North American Stainless 562 U. S. ____ (2011) *

Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (2011)

 

 


Grading criteria:

*** Please note that makeup tests will not be given.