Employment Law

Employment Law Paper
      Monica Benefield
      BUS 415
      Terry Turner, Facilitator
      July 26, 2009

      Employment Law
      In today’s workforce, employment law is the legal framework in which organizations will need to operate in their treatment of employees.   The employers must follow all federal and state regulations and laws. These laws and regulations cover a range from health, safety, and labor relations along with human resource practices such as recruiting, hiring and performance. The law also states that it is unlawful for an employer to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, because of this individual’s race, religion, sex or national origin. This law also covers business’s that have 15 or more employees and applies to all private, federal, state and local employers.
            This paper will discuss one of the federal employments Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, per Cheeseman, was intended to eliminate job discrimination based on the race, color, national origin, sex and religion of a person. The other is disparate-treatment discrimination which is when an employer treats a specific individual less favorably than others because of that person’s race, color, national origin, sex or religion. Racial discrimination is a high profile issue in the business world and is a very real problem that still exists and in some cases is getting worse.
          The Civil Rights Act included the prohibition of job discrimination and the creation of the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. This act was to improve the quality of life for African Americans and other minority groups.   When it comes to workplace discrimination this would fall under the EEOC, where a report have to be filled with the EEOC. Then the EEOC have the right to investigate all claims of discrimination. Many times the EEOC will try to work things out with the company but it all fails then a class action lawsuit is filled against the...