The Workplace Of The Civil Rights Act

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2) a. In the workplace everyone should have equal opportunity to advance in their line of work. Employers should not discriminate anyone who tries for the job. In this case, the veteran wants to apply for a supervisory position. With the details about him suffering from back pain do to his Vietnam conflict experiences, employers most likely would not promote him. However, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers are not allowed to discriminate anyone based on a disability. So in this case, employers have to see past the disability and focus on his credentials and skills. b. One law that can benefit this woman against the off-color jokes sprouted by her co-workers is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This act forbids the discrimination based on race, age, sex, color, or national origin. The co-workers who tell the jokes are violating this rule because they are causing the woman to feel uncomfortable. c. In businesses, the employers need to hire the best employees for the job. These employees are found through their credentials and skills, or at least they should be. If companies choose people based on color, race, sex, national origin, etc.; the company is violating the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Both these prohibit the discrimination of color, race, sex, national origin, etc. If the company can demonstrate that they chose their people based on skill, then that is fine. However, if they did discriminate based

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