mgmt440_t02_hrm_law

Mgmt440_t02_hrm_law - Paul L Schumann Ph.D Professor of Management MGMT 440 Human Resource Management 2008 by Paul L Schumann All rights reserved 1

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Paul L. Schumann, Ph.D. Professor of Management MGMT 440: Human Resource Management 1 © 2008 by Paul L. Schumann. All rights reserved.
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Outline Definition of Employment Discrimination Protected Characteristics Major US Federal Laws Affirmative Action Proving Illegal Discrimination Remedies 2
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Definition Employment discrimination: to make an employment decision, not on the basis of legitimate job-related factors, but rather on the basis of false stereotypes and prejudices Any employment decision Fail to use job-relevant factors, such as: Essential job qualifications Job performance Instead, use false stereotypes and prejudices 3
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Protected Characteristics US Federal Laws: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (if 40 or older), and disability Minnesota Law: race, color, creed , religion, national origin, sex, marital status , public assistance status , local commission membership or activities , disability, sexual orientation 4
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Major US Federal Laws Equal Pay Act of 1963 Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA) Title VII Amended by Civil Rights Act of 1991 Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) 5
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Equal Pay Act Forbids: sex discrimination in pay when the employees perform essentially the same job in the same establishment Examples of legal pay differences for men & women doing the same job: Pay based on job performance and man & woman have different job performances Any factor other than the sex of the employees 6
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Civil Rights Act Title VII Forbids: any kind of employment discrimination based on a protected characteristic Protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, & national origin Administered: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) http://www.eeoc.gov/ 7
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Civil Rights Act Title VII  (more) Additional examples of prohibited sex discrimination: Discrimination based on pregnancy
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Mgmt440_t02_hrm_law - Paul L Schumann Ph.D Professor of Management MGMT 440 Human Resource Management 2008 by Paul L Schumann All rights reserved 1

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