Equal Opportunity Employment/Discrimination

Equal opportunity employment refers to legislative prohibition against discrimination in terms of all aspects of the employment process, which includes the application process, hiring, referrals, and promotions. Furthermore, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed depriving prospects from employment based on race, ethnicity, sex, religion, or nationality. The establishment of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sought to enforce federal antidiscrimination laws with respect to employment. The EEOC’s primary challengers were advocates of state’s rights who sought legislative loopholes to undermine by-products of the Civil Rights Act. Another challenge to the EEOC rests in the exemption of small businesses from accountability due to the relatively small number of employees. The EEOC has the responsibility to investigate discrimination allegations, and it attempts ...

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