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Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to
discuss the elements of the different types of employment relationships
and to analyze the ethics behind potentially discriminatory employment
Scenario: An employee is
hired by Dream Massage to be a massage therapist. She is hired as an
independent contractor and, therefore, receives no tax withholding or
employment benefits. Dream Massage requires the employee to work a set
schedule, provides her clients and all her massage products, and
exercises complete control over how she does her work. In addition, when
the employee shows up to work the first day, she is informed by her
employer she cannot wear her hijab as it violates the company’s dress
Create a 700- to 1,050-word report in which you examine the employment issues presented in the scenario, including the following:
- Analyze whether the employee qualifies as an employee or independent contractor.
- Discuss whether Dream Massage has potentially violated any employment discrimination laws.
- Analyze the ethical considerations behind maintaining a rigid company dress policy.
Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed references.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.