Essay on Business Law

Submitted By Nadan1
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Employment Discrimination
Discrimination is not a thing of the past. Some of the most common types of discrimination are race, gender, and workplace. Several federal acts have been passed that provide protection against discrimination that continues to invade the workplace, resulting in the filing of charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The bases on which discrimination can occur are numerous. Discrimination is the act of basing unfair decisions or treatment on one or more characteristics of a person; thus violating the human rights statutes. Among these acts are;
• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin;
• the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination;
• the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), which protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older;
• Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (ADA), which prohibit employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector, and in state and local governments;
• Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities who work in the federal government;
• Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which prohibits employment discrimination based on genetic information about an applicant, employee, or former employee; and
• The Civil Rights Act of 1991, which, among other things, provides monetary damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination.
Whether due to age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or any other stigmatized identity, most of us can think of at least one instance in which we, or someone close to us, were treated unfairly on the basis of a single status distinction. While at work we must all follow ethics by “differentiating between what is right and what is wrong.” If we look at ABC Corporation we can see that they are trying to fix as issue which has been there for a quite long time. Therefore if they a coming to the terms for taking action in fixing wage differences among its employees, as everyone by law is guaranteed equal pay regardless of age, race, and…