Equal Employment Opportunity and Employee Rights Review

Krista Buerman, Andrea Carrillo, Robert Deuel, Dana Green,

And Gerald Padron
November 19, 2012
Alvin Tucker

Equal Employment Opportunity and Employee Rights Review
      Equal employment opportunity is the right of all people and the responsibility of each employer.   Employers must maintain a fair workplace and recruit, develop, and retain a diverse workforce.   An environment in which personnel can develop and apply a range of competencies, solutions, and ideas is fostered.
      The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission came into creation by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.   The history of Equal Opportunity Employment is littered with the grassroots efforts from African Americans and other minority groups.   The anti-discrimination movement began with a period of fervent interracial lobbying and litigation. However, the fruits would soon come into realization.   The passage of anti-discriminatory protections like the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 people would have some sense of security regarding equality at workplace.   A number of laws, amendments, and executive orders have shaped the way HRM functions today.
      Employees have the right to fair compensation, privacy, and freedom from discrimination.   These rights are not just for the employee, but hold true the applicant.   The basic rights include free from discrimination based on race, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and nationality.   Employment Laws cover the rights in employee – employer relationships of an organization.
                                    General Summary of the Chosen Laws or Issues
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
      The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law when President George Bush signed it into law in 1990. President George Bush, who on the south lawn of the white house stated (as cited in Moses, 1990):...