Please review the Case study below. I am attaching the memo that was completed before. The main things missing from the memo is it reads as if your just giving information but not telling the VIP how the information relates to Liz and Ralph and also the memo is missing what will be the likely income of liz and Ralph case. please read all information below carefully
Case Three: Big Brain Solutions
Big Brain Solutions is a Colossal subsidiary in the consulting industry, located in Silicon Valley.
Early in 2014, Liz Bennett and Ralph Nickleby each applied to become administrative assistants at Big Brain Solutions. After successfully completing the interview process, both were hired and asked to sign contracts that contained the following provision: “If there is any dispute as to employment practices or employee/employer actions, this dispute WILL be decided via binding arbitration.” Both Liz and Ralph signed their contracts after being given ample time to review them and to consult an ATTORNEYif they wished to do so.
Several months after he was hired, Ralph became addicted to cocaine. Around the same time, Liz became pregnant with her first child. When Liz experienced complications during her pregnancy, Big Brain initially agreed to grant her MEDICAL leave; but shortly thereafter, the company informed Liz that her position had been eliminated due to a “reorganization.”
Fearing that Ralph might have trouble picking up the slack for the recently released Liz, Big Brain asked him to take a surprise drug test. Ralph was confused and alarmed and refused to take the test. Big Brain informed him that he was fired because of his refusal to take the test.
Liz decided to file a lawsuit in state court under the state and federal Family and Medical Leave Acts, which guarantee pregnant women a set number of weeks off for pregnancy. Ralph, on the other hand, submitted his case to an arbitrator.
Your task is to determine whether either Liz or Ralph’s grievances could be heard by a court, and explain the reasons why or why not. Furthermore, you must determine what the likely outcomes will be if these cases are decided by an arbitrator. Communicate your findings to the vice president via memo.
Step 11: Gather and Analyze the Information
While you have some general awareness of the fact that there are means of alternative dispute resolution, you realize that you need to know a lot more about this subject before you can attempt to respond to the VP’s questions. Some of the topics you should review include the following:
What general procedures or rules govern a typical arbitration proceeding?
Can a company force an employee to use arbitration (instead of a lawsuit) to settle an employment-related dispute because of a contract provision?
Are there times when an arbitration clause might be invalid or unenforceable against an employee?
What effect do claims based on specific federal or state laws have on arbitration provisions in employment contracts?
Based on the answers to the above questions and your review of the employment law material, what will the likely outcome be in Liz’s case? In Ralph’s? In the next step, you will use the information gathered in this step to create an outline that will prepare you to write the memo.
Using your outline and research notes, write a memo for the VP. Be sure to meet the following requirements:
Format your memo following the example linked above, including APA-formatted in-text citations and an APA-formatted reference list (do not format the body of the memo using APA style, just the reference list). See references and citations for details.
Include a specific recommendation on what action, if any, the VP should take based on your analysis and conclusions.
Support your conclusion with references to legal principles and laws.
The memo should be no more than 10 pages (double spaced, 12-point font; the reference list does not count towards page limit).
Title your file using this protocol: yourlastname_Arbitration_date.