Essay on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Civil Rights Act

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Legislative Acts that Influence How People are managed After reading this chapter one of the Legislative Acts I have chosen to research is the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For years I lived with the misconception that the Civil Rights Act was tailored for minorities, after reviewing this article I learned this Act focuses on all aspects of workplace discrimination. The Civil Rights Act allowed for human resources to have diversity in their hiring process. One the major establishment of the Act was the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunities Commission). Its purpose was to promote equal opportunity in employment through administrative and judicial enforcement of the federal civil rights laws and through education and technical assistance.
Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws include hiring and firing; compensation, assignment, or classification of employees; transfer, promotion, layoff, or recall; job advertisements; recruitment; testing; use of company facilities; training and apprenticeship programs; fringe benefits; pay, retirement plans, and disability leave; or other terms and conditions of employment.
Discriminatory practices under these laws also include: harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, or age; retaliation against an individual for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in an investigation, or opposing discriminatory practices; employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits, or performance of individuals of a certain sex, race, age, religion, or ethnic group, or individuals with disabilities, or based on myths or assumptions about an individual's genetic information; and
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