BUS 40.3 Chapter 3 - Copy

BUS 40.3 Chapter 3 - Copy - The Legal Environment Click to...

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Objectives n Examine why it is important to understand the legal environment n Present the key Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws n Compare and contrast the concepts of disparate treatment and disparate impact n Define the concept of sexual harassment n Examine ways to reduce employment discrimination n Discuss the difference between Affirmative Action and EEO laws
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EEO Laws n Equal Pay Act of 1963 n The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 n The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 n The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 n Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 n (See Textbook pp. 88-103)
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Equal Pay Act of 1963 n Prohibits wage discrimination by requiring equal pay for equal work n Equal work is defined by equal skills, equal effort, equal responsibility, and equal working conditions n Exceptions ¨ Seniority ¨ Performance differences ¨ Geographic work differentials
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Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967) n Prohibits discrimination on the basis of age for workers at least 40 years of age in all conditions of employment n Applies to all private employers with 15 or more employees n Seniority systems or use of factors other than age are permissible
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The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 n Illegal to fire, refuse to hire, induce a woman to leave her job because of her pregnancy n Premise that men and women must be treated equally
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