Affirmative Action Program

Written by Diane Sievert
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An affirmative action program is a very serious, legal matter. Companies required to have such programs can suffer serious penalties if they do not institute one. A labor relations specialist can help develop a plan to meet your company's needs.

Who Is Required To Have an Affirmative Action Program

If your company has Federal contracts (or subcontracts) of at least $50,000 and 50 or more employees, you are legally required to monitor and enforce an affirmative action program. Also bound are companies who have been issued a court order due to past problems with "unlawful discrimination." Finally, those companies that have a "conciliation agreement" with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission need to establish a program.

Labor law is complicated and you may think you are meeting the requirements of affirmative action legislation. It's best to be absolutely sure. A labor relations consultant can evaluate your program to see if it's meeting all the legal requirements.

Such a strategy is a wise investment. A lawsuit accusing management of unlawful discrimination can be both costly and damaging. Play it safe and make sure your affirmative action program is up to par.


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n-z: за ссылку на статью спасибо. Для разнообразия, эту статью я и раньше читал, а сейчас перечитал еще раз. Четко, да. Но имеется, по-моему, существенное внутреннее противоречие. Сначала она с одобрением цитирует ключевой абзац о том, что палестинцам необходимо "develop the institutions that will sisuatn their state; to recognize Israel's legitimacy; and to choose progress over a self-defeating focus on the past". А потом сползает на тот самый "self-defeating focus on the past". Скажем, для меня критикуемый ею абзац"the aspiration for a Jewish homeland is rooted in a tragic history that cannot be denied. Around the world, the Jewish people were persecuted for centuries, and anti-Semitism in Europe culminated in an unprecedented Holocaust..."в речи, обращенной к арабскому миру, звучит сильно. А вот ее претензия, что он не упомянул, что "Their unique claim upon the land rests upon the fact that the Jews are the only people for whom Israel was ever their nation, which it was for hundreds of years centuries before the Arabs and Muslims came on the scene. As for antisemitism, he made no mention of the alliance between the Palestinians and the Nazis during the 1930s ..." звучит странновато. Справедливости ради, содержание конца этого абзаца ("the fact that Nazi-style Jew-hatred continues to pour out of the Arab and Muslim world to this day"), я считаю, ему таки-да следовало бы затронуть в его речи. Что касается горловых звуков, выборочного цитирования Корана, и subliminal messages, если все эти приемы помогут достижению излагаемых им же выше целей, к которым надо стремиться палестинцам, я вполне готов посмотреь на них сквозь пальцы. Трамвайный дискурс, да, давай прекратим. Мне, конечно было бы приятней тебя убедить, но если удалось до тебя донести мои довольно сильные чувства по этому поводу, уже неплохо.