BUSI 735 CASE STUDY: JIM BEAM SCENARIO ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Respond to the following case scenario by applying topics and theories learned from the current module. Jim Beam fighting citation for bathroom-break policyThe Jim Beam bourbon-making plant in Bullitt County is fighting a state citation criticizing its policy on bathroom breaks for employees. Since October, line workers at the planthave been permitted to use the restroom only during lunch and two other times during the day –one before lunch and one after. They also are allowed one unscheduled toilet break per day, and can be disciplined for taking more, starting with a warning and escalating to dismissal after six incidents.The old policy allowed workers to rotate off the line for short, unscheduled breaks throughout the day, with no set number. The company changed the policy after it concluded that workers were taking advantage of the liberal break policy. The Labor Cabinet, in a citation issued in November, said Jim Beam is violating a federal labor law requiring employers to provide restroom facilities to employees. Jim Beam is appealing the citation.