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The Case of Old Country Store

Equal Employment (EO) is giving the same employment opportunity to everyone without bias or discrimination because of race, religion, color or gender. Because of the importance of managing the practice of the federal government has established a Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This agency along with some others are responsible for ensuring organization abide by the law. What happens with the gray areas that organizations can finagle its way. In the case study of Cracker Barrel the gray area was found in the hiring of homosexuals. The homosexuals did not have a law that protect them from such discrimination, but that does not make it right.

Problem/ Issue Identification

The central facts in this case are; Cracker Barrel felt justified in firing and not hiring homosexual in their restaurants, the company informed them that this is the reason they were not receiving employment, and the company has had accusations of discriminating against blacks. This case study address the major issues cover in chapter eighteen and that is Employment discrimination and Affirmative Action. Some sub issues are the fact the homosexuals can not press charges or receive monetary compensation for their loss.


The primary stakeholders in this case is the employees and managers who are being fired and having to firing good employees because of the change in the companies policy. The customers who are receiving poor service because of the conduct and environment of the restaurant. The local communities because of the protest and legal actions the organization is faced with. The stakeholders and investors because the stocks may drop and otherwise profit have to be invested to fix the company created problem. Civic institutions, media and academic commentators, Government and regulators and social pressure groups



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