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The Employment Discrimination Act Of 1964

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In 1964 was when the law was officially passed of employment discrimination by the congress (1). Then in 1971 the law added woman to the employment discrimination law (1). As time went by the added more and more to the list. In 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs executive order 8802 prohibiting government contractors to discriminate against race, color, or national origin (2).That was the first presidential action ever taken to prevent employment discrimination (2). The pregnancy discrimination act was passed by the congress in 1978, discriminating based on pregnancy is unlawful sex discrimination (2). President Richard Nixon signed executive order 11478, which states the U.S government provide equal opportunity in federal employment
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