History of Diversity Law

History of Diversity Law - Affirmative Action A strategy...

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Affirmative Action A strategy intended to achieve fair employment by urging employers to hire certain groups of people who were discriminated against in the past Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in a broad array of private conduct including public accommodations, governmental services and education o http://www.eeoc.gov/abouteeoc/35th/thelaw/index.html 1876-1965: Jim Crow Laws - segregation in all public facilities that are separate but equal (mostly but not exclusively southern state) Ex. Schools, restrooms, transportation 1963: Equal Pay Act – requires the same pay for men and women who do the same job in the same organization 1964: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Prohibits employers from basing employment decisions on a person’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Applies to hiring, promoting, and firing People who have suffered discrimination in the past (Protected class) are given protection by the law o Protected Classes: African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course MGMT 4010 taught by Professor Jennings,t during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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