Equal Employment Discrimination And The Civil Rights Act Of 1964

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In 1941 (June) President Roosevelt signed the Executive Order (number 8802) barring government officials from engaging in employment discrimination. This was the first presidential action ever to prevent employment discrimination, so as you can tell it was definitely a very big deal. The United States congress established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 35 years ago. The purpose of this was to put into effect Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law was the first law ever that was designed to protect United States employees from employment discrimination. Now, in present day, I feel that employment discrimination is definitely a much smaller issue. Although it definitely does still exist in certain situations, it
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