8.Legal_Issues - Legal Issues MGT 315 Scott Class Agenda o...

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Legal Issues MGT 315 Scott
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Class Agenda o Equal Employment Opportunity n Broad EEO Laws n Specific EEO Laws
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Organizing Model
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Legality o There are various laws protecting employees from discrimination in the workplace o Broadly, these laws attempt to ensure Equal Employment Opportunity for individuals, regardless of their membership in certain protected classes
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Legality o Equal Employment Opportunity n Is created using: o Constitutional amendments o Congressional legislation o Executive orders o State legislation n Some EEO laws are broad, others narrow n Is enforced primarily by the EEOC o Organization that consists of 6 members appointed by the President as well as over 50 field offices
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Laws Targeting Broad Groups o Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) n Federal legislation n It is illegal for an employer to: o Fail or refuse to hire or discharge any individual, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
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Laws Targeting Broad Groups o Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) n It is illegal for an employer to: o Limit, segregate, or classify his employees or applicants for employment in such a way that would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
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Laws Targeting Broad Groups o Civil Rights Act of 1991 n Federal legislation n Added to Title VII of the CRA 1964 o Major change: Allows for compensatory damages (e.g., financial loss, emotional pain and suffering) AND punitive damages (those beyond compensatory) n Punitive damages may only be collected when discrimination was intentional o Employer has burden to show business necessity n How do employers do this?
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Additions to Title VII o In addition to protections regarding race, color, religion, sex, and national origin, Title VII has been supplemented by other laws that
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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