Chapter 3 – The Legal Environment

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Chapter 3 – The Legal Environment: Equal Employment Opportunity and Safety I. Legal System in the US a. Legislative Branch - House of Representatives and the Senate a.i. Passes laws b. Executive Branch – president and regulatory agencies b.i. Propose bills to congress b.ii. Power to veto any law b.iii. Regulatory agencies are responsible for enforcing laws b.iv. Issue executive orders b.v. President appoints all judges in the judicial system c. Judicial Branch – fed court system – 3 levels c.i. Level 1 – US District Courts and quasi judicial administrative agencies c.ii. Level 2 - US court of appeals c.iii. Level 3 - Supremee Court II. Equal Employment Opportunity: the governments attempt to ensure that all individuals have an equal chance of employment regardless of religion sex age disability and national origin a. Constitutional Amendments: a.i. Thirteenth Amendment – abolishing slavery a.ii. Fourteenth Amendment – forbids the states from taking life, liberty or property without due process of law and prevents the states from denying equal protection of the laws a.ii.1. Applicable only to state actions – someone could file a claim if he was fired from a state university but not from a private employer b. Congressional Legislation b.i. Reconstruction Civil Rights Act – attempts to further the goal of abolishing slavery b.ii. Equal Pay Act of 1963 – men and women in the same organization who are doing equal work must be paid equally – merit, effort, responsibility all must be in line for the act to apply b.iii. *Title VII – Civil Rights Act of 1964 – direct result of the civil rights movement signed into law by Lyndon Johnson b.iii.1. major equal employment opp legislation
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