(a) Determine whether the sequence defined as follows is convergent or divergent: a1 1 an11 4 2 an for n > 1 (b) What happens if the first term is a1 2?
POLI 370 – Lecture 19 Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act o It is illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. o Exceptions to This Act: Bona fide occupational qualifications (BFOQs): qualities that employers can consider when making employment decisions. These qualities must be related to the job duties. For example, a department store may request a female model to showcase clothes specifically created for females. Seniority and merit systems: employees are allowed to be rewarded for their time or work ethic. Testing and educational requirements. Dothard v. Rawlingson o In this case, a prison system created height and weight requirements for security guards. o Many females did not reach those requirements, and they sued on the grounds of discrimination. o The Court determined that those specific height and weight requirements were not justifiable, since they do not necessarily impede security guards’ job duties. o Same sex requirements, however, are justifiable on the grounds of security. Equal Pay Act of 1963 o Both genders must be paid equally if their jobs require the same amount of skill, effort, and responsibility, regardless of title. o AFSCME v. State of Washington: AFSCME argued