Recruiting and staffing

Subject: Business    / Management

Recruiting and staffing

Jean Phillips and Stanley Gully illustrate unfair discrimination occurs when employment decisions are based on factors such as race, sex, religion, ethnicity, or a person’s is vital for employers to effectively manage diversity on the workplace (Phillips & Gully, 2015). Attached is a court case which highlights employment discrimination. Below are a few questions to answer to provide a better understanding of employment discrimination.

What is The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and how does it relate to this case?

Is Phillips v. Martin Marietta Corp. an example of disparate treatment or disparate impact? Please explain your reasoning behind your answer.

What are some ways to ensure equal employment opportunity practices are used throughout the hiring process?

Should a Hiring Manager ask a prospective candidate about his/her children or childbearing plans?

List two practices Hiring Managers can take to avoid an employment discrimination lawsuit?


Phillips, J. M., & Gully, S. M. (2015). Strategic Staffing (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson.

Phillips v. Martin Marietta Corp, 400 U.S. 542 (1971). Retreived from: