Equal Opportunity and the Laws

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|PART ONE INTRODUCTION |

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| | | | |CHAPTER | |T Two | | | | | |Equal Opportunity |2 | | |And | | | |The Law | | | |Lecture Outline | | |

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|Strategic Overview |In Brief: This chapter gives a history of equal | | |Equal Opportunity 1964 - 1991 |opportunity legislation, outlines defenses against | | |Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act |discrimination allegations, gives examples of | | |Executive Orders |discriminatory practices, describes the EEOC enforcement | | |Equal Pay Act of 1963 |process and suggests proactive programs. | | |Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 | | | |Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 |Interesting Issues: Affirmative Action programs have come| | |Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 |under fire in recent years, even by some members of | | |Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 |protected groups. A very critical issue is whether | | |Federal Agency Guidelines |Affirmative Action represents a “leg up” assistance for | | |Sexual Harassment |those who have been historically discriminated against, or| | |Early Court Decisions Regarding EEO |if it becomes a "crutch" that hinders their motivation and| | |Equal Employment Opportunity: 1989 - 1991 |ability to compete and perform. While this is a delicate | | |Equal Employment Opportunity 1991 - Present |and potentially volatile issue, helping students see and | | |The Civil Rights Act of 1991 |understand both sides of the argument will help them | | |The New Workplace |understand the depth of these issues. | | |The Americans with Disabilities Act | | | |State and Local EEO Laws | | | |Defense Against Discrimination Allegations | | | |What is Adverse Impact? |...
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