Chapter 40 - Equal Employment Opportunity Law

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Chapter 40 – Equal Employment Opportunity Law I. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as Amended a. Introduction i. Title VII seeks to eliminate employer and union practices that discriminate against employees and job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin 1. Applies to the hiring process and to discipline, discharge, promotion, and benefits b. Theories of Discrimination i. Disparate Treatment 1. Exists where an employer treats some individuals less favorably than others because of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin a. Proof of the employer’s discriminatory motive is essential ii. Disparate Impact 1. Exists when an employer’s facially neutral employment practices, such as hiring or promotion examinations, although neutrally applied and making no adverse reference to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, have a significantly adverse or disparate impact on a protected group a. Practice is not shown by the employer to be job related and
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