Guest lecture employment discrimination

Guest lecture employment discrimination - Do lawsuits...

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Do lawsuits reduce employment discrimination? Guest lecture: Elizabeth Hirsh, department of sociology, Cornell - What is employment discrimination? o Treating individuals differently based on some characteristic (i.e., race, ethnicity, sex) that is irrelevant to outcome o Disparate treatment: unequal treatment Ex: job assignment o Disparate impact: policies or practices that have differential effects Ex: recruitment methods (such as required online applications) - Legal intervention o Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964 Outlaws use of race, color, national origin, sex, religion in marking employment decisions Covers workplaces with 15+ employees Established Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to enforce the law o Equal pay act of 1963 Outlaws paying men and women different wages for the same work Covers workplaces with 2+ employees Give workers the right to file legal claims with EEOC and pursue litigation in federal court - Do lawsuits matter for employment discrimination? o
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2009 for the course GOVT 2225 taught by Professor Morgan during the Spring '09 term at Cornell.

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