Equal Opportunity Employment

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT
Definition:
Equal Employment Opportunity guaranties employees a fair treatment. This means that employers cannot discriminate against employees on the basis of age, race, sex, creed, religion, color, or national origin. Equal Opportunity applies to employment practices such as hiring, upgrading, demotion, transfer, recruitment, advertising, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, job assignments, accessibility, working conditions and special duty details. The term Equal Employment Opportunity was created by President Lyndon B. Johnson when he signed Executive Order 11246. This Order prohibits federal contractors and federally assisted construction
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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) was created to protect individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. It applies to employees and job applicants. Under the ADEA, it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his/her age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training. It is also unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on age or for filing an age discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under the ADEA. The ADEA applies to employers with 20 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and labor organizations, as well as to the federal government. ADEA protections include: Apprenticeship Programs, Job Notices and Advertisements, Pre-Employment Inquiries and Benefits.
Race Discrimination Race discrimination is the prejudicial treatment of employees based on their race. According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, equal employment opportunity cannot be denied to any person because of his/her racial group or perceived racial group, his/her race-linked characteristics or because of his/her marriage to or association with someone of a particular race or color.