Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Essay

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Module 2
Written Assignment #2
Jamie Gibbons
1. Complete the “Test Your Knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity Law” in
Chapter 3 (under 1 Highlights in HRM). Score yourself. Tell me how you did - what areas were of concern or confusing. Were there any questions you disagreed with the answer provided by the book? Please share any other comments regarding this area of HR.
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My score was 7/10. This score was not high as I would have hoped.

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I’m not sure how I feel about question 6. I read it as Saturday’s were always
Nancy Penley’s scheduled day off. If that is the case, I don’t think it is fair that an employer can demand that she come in. However, at the same time I could see the employers side in that if they make an exception for one employee it will turn into exceptions for all.

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Question 7 was another, I was a little surprised by. Not knowing the full details of the applicant. My initial thought was that the employer could tell an applicant that he or she will not get the job. How does the applicant know that the determining factor was age? It could be based on experience or lack of education. What is an employer to do in this situation? If an applicant that is over the age of 40 is not qualified and comes back with age discrimination, how is an employer to respond? !
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Question 10 was the last one I missed. After re-reading it I knew the answer. My first thought was that federal laws trump all, however, after re-reading the question and thinking about it further I remembered how the laws changed for the company I worked for years ago as they grew and got over so many employees.

2. There are nine major laws affecting equal employment opportunities. Please list each law and - in your own words - in one or two sentences - tell me what it provides.
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Equal Pay Act
This law protects employees by making sure that everyone regardless of sex received equal pay for equal work.

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Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964
This law prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, etc.

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Age Discrimination in…