Case Analyses: select TWO court cases (from different chapters) from the list below, and respond in writing to the case questions. The written analysis of both cases should be approximately 2-3 pages total; use parenthetical citations and a corresponding works cited list when referencing specific information from the text or other sources, and follow other prescribed guidelines for APA format.


EEOC v. Target Corp. (Ch 4, p 113)

Sigal Construction v. Stanbury (Ch 5, p. 153)



EEOC v. Target Corp. (Ch 4, p 113)


1. What were the legal issues in this case? What did the appeals court decide?

2. What are the obligations of an employer regarding the retention of records related to recruiting? What problems does the court identify with Target’s record-retention practices?

3. What is the evidence that the store team leader Armiger was aware of the race of the applicants? That race was a factor in the applicants not receiving interviews?

4. What changes would you recommend to Target’s recruiting and hiring practices? What should the role of store managers be?


Sigal Construction v. Stanbury (Ch 5, p. 153)


1. What was the legal issue in the case? What did the court decide?

2. How are the elements of a defamation claim satisfied in this case?

3. Why was the company not shielded by “qualified privilege” in this case?

4. What should this employer have done differently?



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