Equal Employment Oppertunities and Human Resource Management

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EEO and HRM –  Part 1 WCOB 2033 Acquiring and Managing Human  Capital
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Learning Objectives – EEO (Part 1) List the major provisions of Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991 Executive Order 11246 Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Fair Labor Standards Act of 1990 Equal Pay Act of 1963 Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973
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Importance of employment law When managers ignore the legal aspects of HRM, they risk incurring: Costly and time-consuming litigation Negative public attitudes Damage to their individual careers . Thus, knowledge and adherence to employment laws is critical
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Recent lawsuits Wal-Mart gender-discrimination law-suit Boeing, Co. pay discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit Rio Bravo Cantina in Clearwater, FL, had to award $1.55 million in damages to former employees as a result of sexual harassment
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Equal Employment Opportunity EEO is the “employment of individuals in a fair and nonbiased manner.” More formally, EEO is the treatment of all individuals in all aspects of employment – hiring, promotion, training, etc. – in a fair and nonbiased manner.
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Historical Perspective The growth of EEO legislation was brought on by: Changing attitudes toward employment discrimination Published reports highlighting the economic problems of women, minorities, and older workers A growing body of disparate laws and government regulations covering discrimination
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Title VII of the  Civil Rights Act of 1964 By far, the most important and broadest of the anti-discrimination laws This act bars discrimination in all HR activities, including hiring, training, promotion, pay, and benefits. This law protects hourly employees, supervisors, professional employees, managers, and executives from discriminatory practices.
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Title VII of the  Civil Rights Act of 1964 Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of: Race, Color, Religion, Gender, and National origin (a group of people sharing a common language, culture, ancestry, and/or similar social characteristics)
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Title VII of the  Civil Rights Act of 1964 Section 703(a) of Title VII states that: “It shall be unlawful employment practice for an employer: 1. To fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his [or her] compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin…”
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Title VII of the  Civil Rights Act of 1964 Two very important notes:
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