Wednesday, January 16, 2013

EEO Laws - Introduction

EEO Laws Make Discrimination Illegal
Whenever a Manager or Human Resources representative does anything, they should keep legality, ethics, and fairness in the back of their minds.  The next major topic I would like to tackle are discussions of the major Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and related laws.  As always, feel free to leave a comment.

EEO Laws - Introduction

There are 10 primary EEO and related laws that have been enacted to protect your employees.  These will govern an employer’s actions throughout the employment process.  These laws will safely guide a company through sticky issues such as discrimination in hiring, accommodation of the handicapped/handicapable, and what happens to reservists’ jobs when they are called up by the military.

The major laws that we will be exploring over the next few weeks with regards to equal employment opportunities are as follows:

--- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)

--- Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA)

--- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)

--- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)

--- Rehabilitation Act of 1973

--- Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)

--- Civil Rights Act of 1991

--- Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974

--- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA)

--- Executive Orders Covering Government Contractors and Sex Discrimination Guidelines

As some of you may already be familiar with these laws, please feel free to comment below.

And remember all of you Human Resources professionals:  Be Human... Be a Resource...  Be a Resource for Humans.

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