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Employment Discrimination Employment discrimination on basis of race, national origin, religious beliefs or practices, gender, pregnancy, age (over 40), or disability is illegal under federal law. Discrimination can take either of two forms: 1. Disparate Treatment 2. Disparate Impact
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Disparate Treatment • “Direct” form of discrimination • Willful discrimination on basis of legally protected personal characteristics • Corroborating evidence is needed - difficult to prove it happened • Example: Retail clothing store refuses to hire people of color for sales positions.
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Disparate Impact • “Indirect” form of discrimination • Seemingly neutral company policies (with no legitimate business purpose) have an adverse impact on protected classes of individuals • Case is proven primarily with the use of historical statistics (employment, promotion, transfers, evaluations, etc.) • Example: Requiring a high school diploma for positions for which that level of education is not needed
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course BUS 682 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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