Title Vii Civil Rights Act Of 1964

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I. BACKGROUND The history of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (hereinafter referred to as Title VII) is very intriguing. It is connected with a southern filibuster against federal civil rights legislation in the United States. This southern filibuster ended by the U.S. Congress for the first time in June 1964, while, on July 2, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law (Arnesen 2007, p. 251). Given this, Title VII, Equal Employment Opportunity, should be considered the most significant part of the whole Civil Rights Act of 1964, because Title VII stimulated visible rise in minority and women group employment. From the very beginning, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ruled it unlawful for an employment agency, employer, …show more content…

130). The notion of unlawful employment practices encircles those activities which cause an adverse effect on members of a protected class. Certain practices, widely known as ‘disparate treatment’, imply treatment of some employees or candidates in a different way, such as requiring women to pass a driving test prior to applying for a job, but nor requiring men to pass the test when they apply for the same job. It is extremely important to note that practices which make a disparate impact on members of protected classes may be viewed as fair in the eyes of employers, but entail detrimental influence on members of protected classes. To continue, another specificity of Title VII lies in the fact that Title VII established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (hereinafter referred to as the EEOC) with an authority to encourage equal employment opportunity, provide technical assistance, educate employers, and investigate and report on its activities to the U.S. Congress and the people of the United States. Following the precepts of Title VII, it is possible to infer that the EEOC is a law enforcement agency for Title VII and other discrimination legislation of the United …show more content…

Hence, the proposed research has an exploratory nature, because the process of exploration is usually understood as search for salient features or unique characteristics by way of studying the phenomenon at issue in order to provide new important insights (Saunders et al. 2007, p. 133). By utilizing the exploratory format of the proposed project, it will be possible to explore, detect, and scrutinize both how Race prong of Title VII protects an employee from the employer’s discriminatory behavior and how this protection can be

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