Case Study 1: 50 points Review Case Study 6-2: Firefighter Mandatory Retirement Age, found on page 75 in the textbook. Minch v. City of Chicago, 363 F.3d 615 (7th Cir. April 9, 2004). The full decision is available at http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1314030.html Discuss whether you believe it is appropriate for physical examination/tests to be given more frequently as firefighters increase in age to ensure they are physically capable of handling the duties and responsibilities of the job. As part of your analysis of this issue, address whether you believe all firefighters, including those in administrative positions, should be required to pass annual physical examinations/tests. Your response should be at least 300 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
Case Study 2: 50 points Review Case study 7-2: Employer “Mixed Motive” When Terminating Female-Circumstantial Evidence Admissible to Prove Anti-Female Workplace/U.S. Supreme Court, found on page 85 in the textbook. Desert Palace, Inc. dba Caesers Palace Hotel and Casino v. Costa, 539 U.S.90 (2003; U.S. Supreme Court, (June 9, 2003). The full decision is available at http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/02-679.ZS.html Then, consider this hypothetical situation. You are the fire chief. A female firefighter has complained to you about ongoing harassment, and you have promptly investigated and verbally cautioned her male crew members to stop the harassment. Describe what steps you should next take when you receive complaints from those same crew members about her lack of cooperation and substandard performance. Your response should be at least 300 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Please submit your Case Study 1 and 2 responses as one Word document. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.