October 30, 2012
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was established shortly after the passage of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 by the US federal agency empowered by Congress. The EEOC is to enforce the laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace. The EEOC was giving the right to oversee the practices of private and government employers to combat discrimination ("What Is The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (eeoc)?”, 2012). The EEOC wins cases based on sexual harassment, discrimination, racial profiling, and other employment cases daily. However, on October 16, 2012 the EEOC won a rare partial judgment ruling in racial harassment. The paper will include a description of the compliance issue, a summary of EEOC functions and role regarding the issue, and how the issue promotes social change. This paper with also include a comparison of the EEOC press release, and strategies management can implement to ensure this issue does not occur in the future. Case against Holmes & Holmes
The EEOC begin a lawsuit against Holmes & Holmes Industrial, Inc. because of racial harassment. The company was accused of placing three black employees to work in hostile work environments. The racial harassment and retaliation were unwelcome. The court observed the conduct in the case as unconstitutional a “steady barrage of opprobrious racial comments” towards the three black employees. During the course of employment the superintendent referred to the gentlemen as niggers or other words with the same variation. The superintendent would also tell racial jokes like “why niggers do not like trees? Because they are used to hanging from them.” Other employees told racial jokes such nigger-rigging. In fact the human resource manager made a comment telling employees not to nigger-rigging their jobs. It was evident that the employees of Holmes & Holmes Industrial,...
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