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Running head: AFFIRMITIVE ACTION 1 Affirmative Action Diana Clark HRM/240 May 22, 2011 Claudia Garrett
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AFFIRMITIVE ACTION 2 Affirmative Action It has been brought to my attention that your companies XYZ, have no minorities and few women in your managerial positions. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires every applicant and employees be giving the same opportunity for a job, regardless of his or her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age. Company XYZ should implement an affirmative action policy that should comply with all EEOC laws and regulations. President John F. Kennedy’s Executive Order (E.O.) 10925, in 1965, used affirmative action for the first time, to ensure that applicants are treated equally. The EEOC, which was established by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination, began operating in July 2, 1965. The Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 enforces the following federal statutes: Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, The Equal Pay Act of 1963. The mission of the EEOC is to eradicate employment discrimination at the workplace (WorkWorld, 2010). Affirmative action is in place to correct areas of past discrimination. The law forbids
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