The Equal Opportunity Employer Law and Discrimination

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Under the Equal Opportunity Employment law you are not supposed to be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, or sex. However, some jobs do bombard you about your beliefs. For instance, when 9/11 happened the Islamic nation all became ridiculed where ever they went. If you look at that from a relativism point of view they were all being grouped in because of the mishap of 2 or 3 people who happened to be Islamic. In that case it is unfair, because not all Islamic religions support killing, and suicide bombing. The first amendment gives everyone the freedom of religion, expression, and speech. However, many individuals are discriminated against in the workplace because of their religious beliefs. If a persons' religious beliefs has nothing to do with their work ethic, why is it considered an issue? During, and after 9/11 Muslims became the butt end of all jokes on tonight shows, and sometimes in general conversation. “The stereotyping of Muslim communities in the media and the implementation of anti-terrorist legislation have led to the construction of Muslims as ‘dangerous’. “This in turn has made them more vulnerable to discrimination, a sentiment backed by a number of academics” (Choudhry 2001; Macklin 2001). I cannot imagine how it makes Muslims feel to be discriminated against. To come to the United States…a place that is known for our love, acceptance, and most of all freedom, only to be ridiculed because of their religious beliefs. Where does the love, acceptance, and freedom fall in, when someone has to walk around on eggshells because of something that they had no control over? If you strip away everyone’s religious titles at the end of the day we are all one in the same. The only difference you would noti... ... middle of paper ... ...er be deemed as okay. Works Cited Mosser, K. (2013). Ethics and social responsibility (2nd ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUSOC120.13.1/sections/sec1.6 Baljit, N. (2011). 'Our faith was also hijacked by those people': reclaiming Muslim identity in Canada in a post-9/11 Era. Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies. 37 (3), 425-441. 17. Retrieved from http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/1369183X.html Adams, R.J. (2012). Balancing employee religious freedom in the workplace with customer rights to a religion-free retail environment. Business and society review. 117, (3), 281-306. Retrieved from Business Source Elite database Donohue, B. JUSTICE IN OKLAHOMA; SOLDIER’S RIGHTS RESTORED. Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. (2012, December). Retrieved from http://www.catholicleague.org/justice-in-oklahoma-soldiers-rights-restored/

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