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EEOC Paper

SOC/315
August 15th, 2012
Phoenix University

EEOC Paper
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission also known as the, EEOC, is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, n.d., paragraph 1)

It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. Most employers who have at least 15 employees are covered by the EEOC laws, (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered. These laws apply to many types of work situations and are not limited to; types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits. (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, n.d., paragraph 2)

Without the EEOC employees would have very little rights and the work place and could be harassed, passed over for a promotion because of race or gender and many other factors. We have to remember that the EEOC is not an evil Government agency put into place to harass businesses but to protect the employee rights of those who work for them and treat everyone equally.

Around August 16, 2009 a gentleman named Clarence Muse who has Type 2 diabetes that resulted in kidney failure, applied for a job at Howard University in the District of Columbia. Mr. Muse was rejected employment due to his disability that required him to work a...
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