Discrimination at Workplace

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Discrimination at workplace In the USA there has been the problem of discrimination at places of work against people with disability, based on race, sex, religion in almost all quarters and this has prompted quite a number of legislations and acts to be passed in a bid to guarantee the people the access and right to use and utilize all the public amenities as well as get the right and equal treatment as an American. Vivian Pearson (2012) notes that the federal law prohibits the employer from making hiring or firing decision based on the gender, race, religion, marital status, age, country of origin or even membership in a labor union. The specific federal laws that govern the hiring and firing of employees as well as discrimination of employees at work place are Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as well as the Civil Rights Act of 1991, collectively the are referred to as the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity laws. The well known Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) outlines the various provisions that are formatted to ensure the people with disability live a normal and comfortable life. It has various provisions ranging from the equal employment opportunities, equal rights to access and enjoy State and Local Government Activities, easy access to public transport, access and equal utilization of public accommodations, consideration in the
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