Discrimination A person cannot be discriminated against in hiring because of his or her gender, religion, color, race or national origin. So employers cannot take these factors into account when hiring. The employer also cannot take into account these factors when making a promotion decision. One case that was found to be a Title VII violation was Griggs vs. Duke Power where the company used tests to determine promotions, where those tests serve to discriminate against certain groups (FindLaw, 2014).
The mentioned acts have a common thread of setting boundaries for discrimination in the workplace. Each act makes illegal discrimination in the workplace on the basis of specific personal traits. In a sense, most of the acts are built on the framework of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and they expand on that act's protections. Title VII banned discrimination on the basis of gender, race, religion, color or national origin (EEOC, 2014). The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 offers protections to women as an amendment to Title VII protections against sex discrimination. This act extends those protections to discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. The age acts work to prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, while the Americans with Disabilities Act works to prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability, and sets boundaries for how and when disabilities can be factored into consideration for employment.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 specifies and clarifies the Civil Rights Act of 1964, where pregnancy is a factor in the creation of discrimination against women. If a women becomes pregnant, she cannot suffer harassment on the job because of that pregnancy under this law. Harassment is defined as being "so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision." Another component of the law is that it demands equal treatment for pregnant women as any temporarily disabled person, including the provision of unpaid leave and an obligation to provide "light duty, alternative assignments, disability leave or unpaid leave" (EEOC, 2014).
Where age discrimination is applied would typically be at the older end of the age spectrum. Age discrimination can arise for a number of reasons, including higher wage demands from older workers, and a perception that they are not going to be…
A person cannot be discriminated against in hiring because of his or her gender, religion, color, race or national origin. So employers cannot take these factors into account when hiring. The employer also cannot take into account these factors when making a promotion decision. One case that was found to be a Title VII violation was Griggs vs. Duke Power where the company used tests to determine promotions, where those tests serve to discriminate against certain groups (FindLaw, 2014).
Discrimination against the elderly, against pregnant women, against women with children, against people of color are all prohibited under the law. The EEOC or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was created to administer Title VII of the Civil Rights act and specifically to "progress race, national origin, religious, and sex discrimination claims pursuant to the statue" (Gregory, 2003). Is the EEC doing its job? During the first year alone after
It would appear that whites are willing to accept such a commitment only in the cases in which the white woman is coming from an inferior class. (Turner, 1990) Most people today agree that the act of marriage should only depend on the two individuals that perform it, not considering their race, nationality or any other factor which can falsely influence a decision. Jane Dabel, "A Superior Colored Man. And a
adults have an episode or two from their youth of which they are not extremely proud. Perhaps it involved sneaking a beer (or several beers) at a social function, or lying about one's plans for the evening to get permission to attend a questionable event. Most kids have learned the hard way on at least a few experiences -- speeding, missing curfew, or cheating on a test. Younger children
Injustice and Inequality of Race in the United States Most people in the world depend on the use of their bodies to acquire money. Professionals such as factory workers, lawyers and doctors among others use various parts of their bodies and then receive a wage in return. Notably, some people acquire good wages while others do not. Similarly, some individuals have a small degree of control of their jobs while others
service animals (guide dogs, therapy dogs, etc.) are discriminated against by businesses, housing authorities, and public policy. Service animals perform a vital and emotional service to thousands of individuals in this country. They are the eyes, ears, and lips of many disabled people who could not exist on their own without them. Unfortunately, many people and businesses still do not understand the critical need for service animals, and so,
Sexual Orientation Discrimination Discrimination can be carried out in the work place through many different ways. Federal and state laws go on to prohibit employers from carrying out unfair practices like hiring or terminating on the basis of religion, race, sex, national origin, physical disability or origin. All these are factors about a person that can be used either in his favor or against him. Some states have also declared employment