HRChapter2 - Laws cont’d • Age Discrimination in...

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Course MGMT 331: Human Resources Management Chapter 2: Equal Employment Opportunity Laws in the US US Enforcement Agencies
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Equal Employment Opportunity Historical Background in the US (First settlers, Slavery) Basic Idea Work and advance within a company on the basis of merit, ability and potential Negative Interpretation Hire and promote someone on the basis of representing a minority group
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Equal Employment Opportunity Laws Equal Pay Act (1963) Same salary for men or women working on the same or similar jobs Civil Rights Act (1964) No discrimination against race, color, religion, sex or national origin
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Forms of Discrimination Disparate treatment Intentional discrimination that openly treat people differently Disparate impact Unintentional discrimination using employment practices that appear to be neutral ( i.e. military, very specific job description); ‘emotional preferences’
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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Unformatted text preview: Laws cont’d • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967), Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (1990) – Employees aged 40 years through 69 years • Rehabilitation Act (1973), Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) – Handicapped people Equal Employment Opportunity Laws cont’d • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (1978) – Special benefits (married or unmarried) • Family and Medical Leave Act (1993) – To take prolonged unpaid leave for family- and health-related reasons without fear of losing jobs Enforcement Agencies • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – Federal agency created under the Civil rights Act of 1964 – ensures equal employment opportunity – its powers were expanded in 1979 • Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) – Office within the US Department of Labor responsible for ensuring EEO by federal contractors and subcontractors...
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This note was uploaded on 07/01/2011 for the course MGMT 331 taught by Professor Husseinchaitani during the Spring '11 term at American Dubai.

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