Employment law case analysis – Jurado
Jurado was a disc jockey for KIIS, a radio station in Los Angeles. He initially broadcast only in English; but the station’s program director then asked him to use some Spanish “street phrases” and slang in an attempt to attract Hispanic listeners to increase the station’s audience. After reviewing the station’s audience ratings, the station manager concluded that the use of Spanish on the air actually served to decrease the station’s audience, because it confused listeners as to the nature of the programming, the rest of which was in English. Jurado was then instructed to broadcast only in English; he continued to use Spanish while on the air and was ultimately fired. He filed a complaint under Title VII alleging that he was discriminated against because of his national origin.
Title VII of the civil Rights Acts of 1964 in America is a federal law that was formed to prohibit employers from discriminating their employees. This is mostly on the basis of race, sex, religion, and national origin. Therefore, according to the Act, it is unlawful to discriminate against employee because of his or her national origin. No one should be denied opportunity of equal employment because of a culture, ancestry, birthplace, accent or specific ethnic group. Despite having the federal law, all forms of discrimination…