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HR Management: Laws and Regulations Laws and regulations at the federal, state, and local levels regulate how companies conduct staffing.  Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act banned most discriminatory hiring practices. Three sensitive areas of legal concern that managers must comply with are equal opportunity,  affirmative action, and sexual harassment, described in the following sections. These areas, as well  as other laws, impact all human resource practices. Equal Employment Opportunity Individuals covered under Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws are protected from illegal  discrimination, which occurs when people who share a certain characteristic, such as race, age, or  gender, are discriminated against because of that characteristic. People who have the designated 
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Unformatted text preview: characteristics are called the protected class. Federal laws have identified the following characteristics for protection: Race, ethnic origin, color (for example, African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian) Gender (women, including those who are pregnant) Age (individuals over 40) Individuals with disabilities (physical and mental) Military experience (Vietnam-era veterans) Religion (special beliefs and practices) The main purpose of the EEO laws is to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity of getting a job or being promoted at work....
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