Eeoc's Fight Against Discrimination In The Workplace

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The EEOC as defined by my resource is, “The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that enforces federal laws prohibiting workplace discrimination.” This agency was created back in 1964 when the Civil Rights Act was relevant. The goal was to initially protect minorities so they have just a much of an opportunity to work as everyone else. Today they protect more than just African Americans, but everyone! What they do today is interpret the law to reflect the freedom and rights that everyone is entitled to. They hold meetings, have hearing, and take legal action against companies who discriminate against anyone. Over time, they have created, passed, and enforced some of the most important laws that fight against discrimination in the workplace. The most famous law they enforce is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, and religion. Following in 1976, the Pregnancy…show more content…
Equal benefits and pay are required of this act. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes a point to protect people who have any form of disability from being denied the opportunity to work. The EEOC main goal is to make sure that nobody feels like they are being discriminated against in the workplace. If there is a serious legal issue, the EEOC can get involved in a lawsuit with the company. Otherwise, they are there to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to work. This resource achieved the high standards of the CRAAP test as being a reliable and valid resource. All of the information was completely relevant with what we are learning in class. The author of the article, Lisa Guerin, has written many books regarding workplace discrimination, leaving me to believe that her information is accurate. The only thing I would have liked to see was a date this was published or when it was

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