Assume that Horigan & Horigan LLP is an accounting firm based in New York City close to Wall Street. An Arab-American woman named Yasmine Al-Dahabi is an accountant with an active New York state CPA license and relevant work experience. Ms. Al-Dahabi applies for a job at Horigan & Horigan. She then shows up at the job interview wearing a pantsuit and a hijab. Later, she learns that she has not been hired. No reason is given in the rejection email sent by Horigan & Horigan.
. Ms. Al-Dahabi feels that she has been discriminated against. What might the ground(s) for the alleged discrimination be? Explain.
. Legally, what could Ms. Al-Dahabi potentially do about her situation? Explain.
. What exactly is a job classification system? And, why do you think it is often used in the U.S. military, federal civil service, and many state governments rather than some other type of pay system?
. Assume that ʻEnehana LLC is a tech start-up that was just launched in Honolulu, Hawaii. The company has received significant funding from several angel investors. Discuss the staffing and compensation issues that ʻEnehana is likely to face.