Congress Enacted Title Vii Of The Civil Rights Act

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Congress enacted Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to ensure that all people who are seeking employment will not be discriminated against regardless of their race, national origin, color sex, or religious beliefs. In the four given examples of casting calls, it would seem that disparate treatment discrimination was blatant in the both the wording and premise of the casting notices. Since it seems to be common practice for agencies to create casting notices that openly call for certain races or colors of people, it would seem that any person who wasn’t hired for a certain part could file action with The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and have their case investigated, or be given a “right to sue” order that could possibly change the employment practices of the entertainment industry.

Discrimination appears to be prevalent throughout all four of the casting scenarios. Based on the fact that all roles were gender specific, the Title VII laws stating that a person cannot be discriminated based on sex was violated in each of the four scenarios. Moreover, the first and third casting calls also show further disparate treatment towards applicants due to the racial and religious qualities that are required for the parts. In scenario one, using the word “Jewish” obviously is calling for a person of a certain religion to audition for the part which violates Title VII; and because the notice calls for the person to be a mother, sex plus discrimination is also a point…
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