Title VII of Civil right Act

J. Sonia Edwards
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federal laws and regulations designed to end discrimination and uphold employee rights

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Title VII of civil Rihgts Act of 1964 Prohibits discrimination based on race, color , national origin, religion and gender (States have expanded to include sexual orientation, marital status, status in regard to public assistance. (New Developments - same sex marriage?)
Title VII - Segregating or Clsasifying Employees in certain ways Unlawful to limit, segregate, or classify employee in a way that deprives them of employment opportunities, or adversely affect career opportunities based on race, color etc. Protects from being denied promotion based on status as member of a protected class
Protected Class x
Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (Also Break time for nursing mothers - this law is part of Section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 2011.) Illegal to discriminate because of pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions (o provide break time and a place for most hourly wage-earning and some salaried employees (nonexempt workers) to express breast milk at work. The law states that employers must provide a "reasonable" amount of time and that they must provide a private space other than a bathroom. They are required to provide this until the employee's baby turns one year old.)
Access to Training Provides equal opportunity to participate in training programs - providing equal opportunity for advancement
Prohibits Sexual Harassment Employers should develop a policy prohibiting sexual harassment and other forms of harassment
Discrimination in compensation Prohibits discrimination in compensation practices. ( Companies protect themselves by establishing clear practices e.g based on seniority, merit, performance, or systems that measure the quality and or quantity of work
Tile VII Further amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 - expanded its coverage These organizations must comply
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