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Understanding the Equal Employment Opportunity Laws

posted 7 months ago

When it comes to employment and jobs, it’s vital to understand the laws and regulations surrounding these to guarantee your protection and rights every time. The EEO or Equal Employment Opportunity laws include statutes, regulations, and requirements that focus on the provision of rights among employees and workers. There are several things that people should constantly be aware of when it comes to achieving fair and equal treatment.

About the Laws

The Equal Employment Opportunity laws will protect people from abusive and unscrupulous companies and employers through the different acts. There is a civil rights act that protects people from discrimination in the workplace because of their religious background, national origin, color, sex or racial background. There is a civil rights act that protects people from being excluded from the acquisition of benefits and other perks due to nationality, racial background or color. The Equal Pay Act or EPA which was approved in 1963 indicates that both men and women should receive the same wage for doing the same type and amount of work. There is a civil rights act that will compensate people through monetary means if they become subject to discrimination in the workplace.

The ADA or Americans with Disabilities Act which was approved in 1990 protects people with disabilities from being discriminated in the workplace, regardless of whether they are working for private, state or government groups. There is an act as well that protects disabled people from being discriminated for employment and jobs in the federal government. The ADEA or Age Discrimination in Employment Act whichwas approved in 1967 prohibits the discrimination of workers who are 40 years old or above. The No Fear Act which was approved in 2002 will hold federal groups accountable for people who violate the whistleblower protection and antidiscrimination statutes. The groups should properly inform workers about the whistleblower protection and laws on against discrimination. The federal group’s website should regularly be updated with current information at least every quarter. This includes the provisions of statistics and other related complaints to fulfill the purpose.

The Group in Charge

 

The Equal Employment Opportunity laws are backed by the United States EEOC or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It is a stand-alone federal agency that ensures that employment and jobs remain free from discrimination and abusive powers. All people are protected and should be given fair treatment and equal benefits regardless of their sex, color, race, religion, nationality, perceived intelligence and age. Cases can be filed by workers against their employers or company if the laws are violated.

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