Employment Laws That Protect Us

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Employment Laws that Protect Us This paper provides a summary of two employment laws, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title I, of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. These two laws are available to protect individuals from being discriminated against in the workplace and are very comprehensive as far of the mediation rights and duties of employers and workers. These two laws in conjunction with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC at the local level work together to enforce the federal employment discrimination laws. These laws are in place to offer protection to workers and employers, guarantee a fair treatment, and a safe work environment. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, states “it is unlawful to discriminate in any aspect of employment, including: hiring and firing; compensation, assignment, or classification of employees; transfer, promotion, layoff, or recall; job advertisements and recruitment; testing; use of company facilities; training and apprenticeship programs; retirement plans, leave and benefits; or other terms and conditions of employment.” (US Department of Justice, 2016) Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, complaints are filed through the employment Litigation Section, which have the authority to file a suit against any employer. Complaints are filed by the employee with the local Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which is in charge to accept and investigate complaints and refer to the Employment Litigation Section. Also, there is a section in charge of investigate discrimination practices against veterans, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, USERRA, which prohibits any discrimination practice in the workplace to a person... ... middle of paper ... ...n the United States available to protect individuals from being discriminated against in the workplace Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title I, of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 in conjunction with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC in charge of enforcing the federal employment discrimination laws. These laws are very comprehensive as far as the mediation rights and duties of employers and workers to ensure workers are not discriminated in the workplace. Although, often is difficult to prove a discrimination case I learned that any circumstantial evidence that would prove to have discriminatory effect on a protected class under the Civil Rights Act, or the Americans with Disabilities Act would be protected under these two laws and be able to receive the right treatment, job security, and avoid malpractices in the workplace.
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