Essay on Small Business

1238 Words Nov 5th, 2013 5 Pages
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In accessing the Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEOC) website, I found it very hard to find a clear and concise reason as to why small businesses were treated differently than the larger businesses and why the law would differentiate between them. These smaller organizations are sometimes treated differently by the EEOC because they lack the resources that most large companies possess. Most small businesses can't afford to hire the best qualified people that larger businesses can and do. They may not be able to hire people that fit into the different classes (EEOC, 2008). For example, they may want to hire someone with a disabili ty but really can 't afford to because they would have to make
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different laws that are enforced by EEOC for small businesses one of which is the Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964. This law makes it illegal to discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. This law also makes it unlawful to retaliate against a person because the person complained about discrimination or filed a charged of discrimination (Laws Enforced by EEOC).
Equal Pay Act of 1963 law is equally important to small businesses. This law makes it unlawful to pay different salaries to men and women when they both are performing the exact same job. The Equal Pay Act does not exclude all disparities in wage rates paid men and women but only those disparities based only on gender (Twomey, D, and Jennings, M.M., 2011, p. 848).
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, this law also enforced by the EEOC is intended to protect individuals who are 40 years or older from discrimination because of age. It covers all private employers with 20 or more employees (small business) (Anderson, R.A., Fox,
1., Twomey, D.P., and Jennings, M.M., 1993).

Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990. This is also administered by the EEOC to aid small businesses. This law makes it illegal to discriminate against a qualified person with a disability in the private sector as
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