Age Discrimination & Employment Act Of 1964

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The three most important laws that regulate discrimination regarding employment are Title VII which is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination & Employment Act, and The American with Disability Act. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from being discriminated against because of their race, religion, color, sex, and national origin (Aiken, Salmon, & Hanges, 2013). The Age Discrimination & Employment Act protects individuals from being discriminated against people who are over the age of 40 and older. The goal is to promote the employment of older workers based on their abilities not their age (Harlan, 1985). The Americans with Disability Act protects people who have physical or mental disabilities (Meyerowitz, 2017). Some of the rights that employers still have control over when it comes to making decisions regarding hiring people with disabilities is making reasonable accommodations for the disabled employee. For example, building a ramp for wheelchairs. The primary focus for any firm is treating everyone the same while being consistent. Also, taking into account all the discriminatory laws reduces lawsuits against the employer.
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