A Presentation Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964

833 WordsNov 6, 20154 Pages
Introduction – Change Management This paper will address the homework assignment in week two. As noted in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) tutorial, candidates for the Director of Human Resources (HR) position of the newly merged company, ZAB, are being asked to prepare a presentation about Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as it pertains specifically to disparate impact and disparate treatment policies that should be implemented to avoid liability for potential Title VII violations. This paper provides the result of my research to prepare for this presentation; answers to the required four questions are below. What is the difference between a disparate impact and a disparate treatment claim? The difference between a disparate treatment and a disparate impact claim is the display of overt discrimination versus an impact of an employer’s policy. Disparate treatment is overt discrimination against an individual based upon a protected characteristic (race, gender, etc.) There need not be an evil intent to discriminate. The individual must simply be able to be shown that the difference in treatment occurred with no sustainable justification, leaving a prohibited category as the only remaining conclusion. While disparate impact is based on the employer’s policy, while neutral on its face (facially neutral), and has a disparate or adverse impact on a protected group. If such a policy affects protected groups more harshly than others, illegal
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