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3 - US Legal and Regulatory Context(s) - EEO: The Legal and...

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Unformatted text preview: EEO: The Legal and Regulatory EEO: The Legal and Regulatory Environment Environment Dr. Dave Woehr Professor of Management University of Tennessee, Knoxville Agenda Agenda • Employment Relationships • Overview of Employment Law • Key Employment-Related Legislation • Overview of Judicial Scenarios Pertaining to Discrimination • Administrative Procedures • Issues for Compliance Fine Print: No statement in this presentation should be considered as legal advice and no action should be taken by your organization in reliance on any statements contained herein. Understanding Employment Relationships: Understanding Employment Relationships: The Psychological Contract The Psychological Contract • Effort Effort • Ability Ability • Loyalty Loyalty • Skills Skills • Time Time • Competencies Competencies Contributions from Contributions from the individual the individual Inducements from Inducements from the organization the organization • Pay Pay • Job security Job security • Benefits Benefits • Career opportunities Career opportunities • Status Status • Advancement Advancement opportunities opportunities Social Contract Social Contract • A social contract model. – Expands the relationship between the employer and employees to include the government. The Nature of Employment Contracts The Nature of Employment Contracts • Employment at will. – a 19th-century common-law rule that allows an employer to terminate any employee, at any time, for any reason (good or bad), or for no reason at all. The employee has a similar right to sever the employment relationship. • Employment-at-will exceptions (wrongful discharge). – Violations of laws protecting the employee. – Implied contracts for continued employment. – Violations of public policy. • Collective bargaining agreements. – legal contracts between organizations and agents representing employees that precisely define the nature of the employment relationship. What Is Employment Law? What Is Employment Law? • A branch of labor law that focuses on the regulation of the employment relationships. • Concerned with: – The legal, social, and economic influences in employer-employee relationships, – Employment discrimination based on: • Race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, – Equal employment opportunity (EEO), – Standards of compensation and safety, – Restraints on termination of employment, – Regulation of retirement systems. Impact of EEO Laws Impact of EEO Laws • Over the past 5 years (1998 – 2002): – The EEOC received an average of 80,442.6 complaints of discrimination per year. – The EEOC obtained an average monetary benefit of $226.2 million (not including benefits obtained through litigation) per year....
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course IHRM 472 taught by Professor Woehr during the Spring '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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