Equal Employment and Employee Rights

Equal Employment Opportunity and Employee Rights Review
Team A
October 14, 2014
Malcolm Mumford

Equal Employment Opportunity and Employee Rights Review
The United States passed various Acts that prohibits discrimination in a workplace which protects the workforce from all types of discriminations.   This will influence employers to emphasis on hiring potential candidates for their abilities.   The Equal Employment Opportunity Acts speaks of the removal of different types of discriminations in the workplace to make certain equal opportunity of employment, along with all its services and benefits, available to the workforce regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, and so on.   The Employee Rights Acts are Federal and State laws and regulations that protect employees’ rights in the workplace.
The two Equal Employment Opportunity Acts selected for review are the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the
One Employee Rights Act selected for review is Drug Testing.   This paper will provide a general summary of each law, along with a present day court case that has challenged each law.   It will cover any implications, if any; a human resources department had to manage to resolve an issue between an employer and an employee.   And finally, a human resource policy that shows compliance for each of the laws will be included.
Equal Employment Acts
Provide a general summary describing your chosen laws or issues.
Drug testing in the workplace has become one of the mayor concerns for the Human Resources department because it raises the issue of safety and professionalism that is expected in the work environment. According to an online article, “The purpose is to lessen the impact from drug abuse in the workplace, including tardiness, absenteeism, turnover, attitude problems, theft, decreased productivity, crime and violence” (Intro to...