This second edition of the practical and well-designed EEO Law and Personnel Practices has been completely revised and updated in line with the latest developments in US law, including the new Americans with Disabilities Act. Arthur Gutman provides a framework for understanding all federal EEO laws by addressing the following questions: - What classes of people are protected (or, have rights)? - What business entities are covered (or, have duties)? - What employment practices are covered? - Is the law administered, and if so, how? - What are the penalties (or, remedies) for breaking the law? - What judicial scenarios are used in litigation? The author not only makes the reader aware of the laws and the applicable defenses, but also provides an understanding of the reasons underlying them. Nearly all chapters conclude with a section on compliance.

Introduction to EEO Law

Introduction to EEO law

EEO stands for Equal Employment Opportunity. EEO law is a branch of labor law that focuses on workplace discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (or simply Title VII) is the most comprehensive EEO law, protecting five of these classes: race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. Other EEO laws augment or overlap with Title VII in key places or borrow key Title VII principles to protect the two other classes: age and disability.

The goal of this book is to integrate the EEO laws with the personnel practices to which they apply. The goal of this chapter is (a) to overview the U.S. legal ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles