Eeo Training

Written by Jacey Harmon
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Employment is the key to providing a quality life for yourself and your family. In the past, gaining quality employment was a challenge due to discrimination from race, religion, sex, or age. The Federal government has taken actions to stop discriminatory hiring practices. Federal regulations regarding discrimination are intended to create an opportunity for every individual to gain meaningful employment.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the agency that enforces EEO laws. Currently there are six federal laws that prohibit job discrimination that are enforced by the EEOC. The broadest EEO law is Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964; which prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, or color.

Equally important is the Equal Pay Act of 1963 that creates equal pay provisions for men and women doing the same job at the same institution. Other laws prohibit discrimination against individuals based on age or disabilities and allow monetary rewards in cases of intentional employment discrimination.

Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance

Organizations that hire employees are subject to EEO regulations. Damages from legitimate and illegitimate discrimination claims can cost substantial amounts of money. Ensuring your organization's hiring practices are EEO compliant is necessary to avoid discrimination claims. Organizations are responsible for properly training employees who recruit, interview and hire staff. If we all take a positive pro-active approach to ending employment discrimination we can make this a better place for everyone.

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