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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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course MGMT 4375 taught by Professor Eixmann during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
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