Case Study: Prima Facie Case

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The court in Townley, held that after the plaintiff has established a prima facie case for discrimination the corporation has the burden of proof to show that they attempted to accommodate the employee. Townley, 859 F.2d at 614. The Defendant is required to accommodate the employee unless the defendant can prove that accommodating the employee would have caused undue hardship for the employer. Id. Evee will argue that the employer told her to take 3 weeks to consider if she wants to keep her job on a part time basis or be fired which proves that the employer didn’t attempt to accommodate her because they didn’t offer an alternative option so that Evee could maintain her full-time position. Faith+1 will argue that they weren’t able to accommodate

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