April+28+2009

April+28+2009 - EmploymentDiscrimination

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Employment Discrimination
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Why do we  need  Equal Opportunity Legislation? v http://youtube.com/watch?v=dIPklHggHFM
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Equal Opportunity Laws Equal Pay Act Title VII      ADEA     ADA
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Equal Pay Act v No employee may be paid a lesser rate than  employees of opposite sex for equal work w Equal  effort skill responsibility , and  working  conditions v Employer may defend itself by showing that the pay  disparity is based on (1)  seniority , (2)  merit , (3)  quality or quantity of work , or (4)  any factor other  than gender
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Title VII of 1964 Civil Rights Act v Prohibits employers from discriminating on  basis of  race, color, religion, gender, or  national origin v Covers all employers employing 15 or more  employees and engaging in an industry  affecting interstate commerce
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Overlapping Laws Q. Which of the following forbids gender  discrimination regarding pay?  A)Title VII of the Civil Rights Act B)The Equal Pay Act C)The Fair Labor Standards Act  D)A and B 
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Definition of Discrimination  v Discrimination  is refusing to hire, failing to  promote, firing, or otherwise reducing a  person’s employment opportunities for a  person in a protected class
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Specific Types of Title VII Discrimination Racial National Origin Religious Sex
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v Racial discrimination not  ok; racial preferences ok v Title VII permits private  employers to voluntarily  design and implement  employment programs to  emphasize the hiring and  promotion of minority  candidates
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Religion v Employers must make  reasonable  accommodation  for a worker’s religious  beliefs unless the request would cause  undue  hardship  for the business w Common issue: holiday observance absences w The term  religion  is broadly defined w Undue hardship exists if accommodation imposes  more than a minimal burden on an employer
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Religion Cases: Broadly Defined v A member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, which asks believers 
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course BUS-L 201 taught by Professor Rubin during the Fall '09 term at Indiana.

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