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					Anti-Discrimination Law



   10 Points for Discussion
                 Title VII
• 1964 Civil Rights Act
• Prohibits discrimination based on race,
  color, religion, gender or national origin.
• Original intention of the law was to defeat
  race discrimination in employment.
Gender Discrimination
           • The concept of gender
             discrimination was not
             included in the
             original language of
             Title VII.
           • Gender discrimination
             was added by
             politicians who
             wanted to defeat the
             1964 Civil Rights Act.
          Sexual Harassment
• Sexual harassment is
  considered a form of
  gender/sex
  discrimination.
Age Discrimination
         • The Age
           Discrimination in
           Employment Act
           protects workers 40
           and older.
                EEOC
• The Equal Employment Opportunity
 Commission oversees compliance issues for
 The 1964 Civil Rights Act as well as the
 Age Discrimination in Employment Act and
 the Americans with Disabilities Act.
                      Texas
• Texas is an
  employment-at-will
  State. The law says an
  employer may fire you
  for “good reason, bad
  reason, or no reason at
  all.” But the law also
  allows the employee
  to sue you if you do it.
           Sexual Orientation
• Sexual orientation
  discrimination is not
  covered under federal
  law; however, some
  states and local
  governments offer this
  protection.
General Harassment
         • Generalized
           harassment/discrimina
           tion is not covered
           under federal law.
        State and Local Laws
• Some states have more
  stringent laws than
  those imposed by the
  federal government.

				
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