Chapter 3 notes - Chapter 3 Providing Equal Opportunity...

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Chapter 3 Legislative branch - enacts laws governing HR activities. Senators and representative develop laws in response to perceived societal needs Executive branch - enforces law passed by Congress. They draw up regulations about how to abide by the laws, file suit against alleged violators, etc. President can issue executive orders. Agencies include Equal Opportunity Employment and Occupation Safety and Health Administration. Judicial branch - influences employment law by interpreting the law and holding trials concerning violations of the law Equal employment opportunity - the condition in which all individuals have an equal chance for employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin EEO laws: 13 th amendment - abolished slavery 14 th amendment - equal protection for all citizens Civil rights act of 1866 and 1871 - all citizens the right to make, perform, modify and terminate contracts and enjoy all benefits, terms, and conditions of contractual relationship Equal pay act of 1963 - men and women in equal jobs receive equal pay Title VII of CRA - forbids discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin Age discrimination of 1967 - prohibits discrimination in employment against people 40 yrs or older Rehabilitation act of 1973 - requires affirmative action I the employment of individuals with disabilities Pregnancy discrimination of 1978 - prohibits discrimination on pregnancy-related conditions as illegal sex discrimination
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