Hiring Firing and Discrimination Term Paper

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Wards Cove Packing Company vs. Atonio, I do not feel the company hiring practices are discriminatory. When looking at the larger picture, one must realize there is more to running a company than mere canning and preparing salmon, the companies must function year round regardless of being salmon season or not.

It is unfortunate for the cannery workers to only be employed during summer months. However the employees are aware they are hired on a temporary basis. By being only temporary employees the company could indeed pay it's cannery employees more because they are only temporary.

It is very difficult being a Fishing and Gaming business because it is only seasonal. If salmon were in season year round the non-cannery employees would have full time, permanent employment.

If the cannery employees wish to "move up" within the company they must obtain qualifications. The companies themselves could offer to pay for the education of its employees or they could propose to do an up-to-date information on the employees when they return for the summer months and see if any employees obtained any new qualifications in the winter months so they have year round employment.

Better yet, the companies could offer paid training programs during the winter months for employees they feel would be an asset to the company. The companies could also have a hiring practice of hiring non-cannery employees within the state of Alaska instead of Oregon and Washington. They could investigate with the hiring hall to see if there are any non-cannery employees whom speak English who could fill the positions that are needed.

All employees must be made aware they are paid by their qualifications and experience. You cannot expect someone who is canning salmon to be able to do the accounting of a corporation or small business for that matter. You must have the knowledge and experience for the position that is wanted. In today's day and age nothing is handed to you. An employee must show they are worth the position the are seeking and they must be willing to show they will work hard to achieve that goal.

It is perfectly acceptable to rehire employees who have worked for the company previously as they would have the knowledge and experience as to how the companies are run as well as knowing the company's policies and practices. It would allow the companies to save on training processes and the company would run more smoothly by rehiring these employees who already know what is expected of them. It also gives the employees a greater sense of security knowing when Salmon season arrives they will have…

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March 1st 2003

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