ERIC Number: ED378118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Statement of Facts for 1982 City-Wide Mock Trial Competitions. Vincent Taylor, Plaintiff v. Lance Memorial Hospital for Women, Raymond Miller, M.D., and Dorothy Dillon, R.N., Defendants. No. MT-82.
National Inst. for Citizen Education in the Law, Washington, DC.; Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. Law Center.
Prepared by the District of Columbia Street Law Project for its 11th annual city-wide mock trial competition, this instructional handout provides material for a civil trial over a disputed discriminatory termination of employment. Vincent Taylor claims that the Lance Memorial Hospital for Women fired him on the basis of his sex. The hospital claims that Taylor was discharged for negligence, lack of cooperation, and inadequate patient care. The handout clarifies the laws and explains the legal precedents. As evidence, the handout provides a policy statement of the hospital about male nurses; the refusal to transfer Taylor to the cardiac care unit; Taylor's performance record; the letter that terminated his employment; and witness statements from Taylor, a co-worker at the hospital, the former nursing director who hired Taylor, the present director who fired him, the chief administrator of the hospital, and a patient who was dissatisfied with Taylor. Through participation in mock trials and analysis of the activity, students gain an insider's perspective on courtroom procedure and a basic understanding of the legal mechanism through which society resolves its disputes. Mock trials develop critical analysis, questioning and listening skills, and skills in preparing and organizing materials. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Law, Court Litigation, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Secondary Education, Sex Bias, Social Studies
Social Studies School Service, Dept. A3, P.O. Box 802, Culver City, CA 90232-0802.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Citizen Education in the Law, Washington, DC.; Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. Law Center.