Employee Hiring and Discharge

ACME’s executive leadership has come to Mary with a request to hire 10 new employees for Research & Development, with the condition that she discharge two employees – Bill and Susie. The 10 new employees need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree in the field and have at least three years of Research & Development experience. The executive leadership sees the newer generation as the real “go-getters” and so instruct you to only hire from Generation Y.

Bill, an employee for 10 years, is a 43-year old white male with a Bachelor’s degree in the field. Bill began with the company when he was 33 and has worked his way up to a Tier 2 production manager who oversees seven employees; his annual salary is $60,000. Bill has not incurred any complaints from those he supervises and his performance evaluations for the last 10 years have been in the range of 3.7 to 4.2 (out of 5.0).

Susie began with the company one year ago. She is a 35-year old Native American female with a Master’s degree in the field. She is pregnant with her first child and is in her third trimester; she has encountered quite a bit of sick leave due to her pregnancy. Susie is not a supervisor, has an hourly salary of $25.00 per hour, and works 30 hours per week. She has had one performance evaluation with a score of 3.5; there have been no complaints against Susie.

For this project assignment on ACME Company, Inc. complete a minimum of four pages that addresses the following concepts:
The legal issues (if any) the company faces with the 10 new hires. If you find no legal issues, explain.
The legal issues (if any) of discharging Bill and/or Susie. If you find no legal issues, explain.
Your recommendation to the executive leadership for the proper hiring of the 10 new hires. Explain.
Your recommendation as to the termination of Bill and/or Susie. Explain.