Show Menu
Cheatography

Equal Employment Opportunity Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Introd­uction

Equal Employment Opport­unity is the law and it applies to Private Employers, State and Local Govern­ments, Educat­ional Instit­utions, Employment Agencies and Labor Organi­zat­ions.

Applicants to and employees of most private employers, state and local govern­ments, educat­ional instit­utions, employment agencies and labor organi­zations are protected under Federal law from discri­min­ation on the following bases:

RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discri­min­ation in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classi­fic­ation, referral, and other aspects of employ­ment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregna­ncy), or national origin. Religious discri­min­ation includes failing to reasonably accomm­odate an employee’s religious practices where the accomm­odation does not impose undue hardship.

DISABILITY

Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabi­lities Act of 1990, as amended, protect qualified indivi­duals from discri­min­ation on the basis of disability in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classi­fic­ation, referral, and other aspects of employ­ment. Disability discri­min­ation includes not making reasonable accomm­odation to the known physical or mental limita­tions of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee, barring undue hardship.

AGE

The Age Discri­min­ation in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, protects applicants and employees 40 years of age or older from discri­min­ation based on age in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe

SEX (WAGES)

In addition to sex discri­min­ation prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as amended, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, prohibits sex discri­min­ation in the payment of wages to women and men performing substa­ntially equal work, in jobs that require equal skill, effort, and respon­sib­ility, under similar working condit­ions, in the same establ­ish­ment.
 

EEOC

GENETICS

Title II of the Genetic Inform­ation Nondis­cri­min­ation Act of 2008 protects applicants and employees from discri­min­ation based on genetic inform­ation in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classi­fic­ation, referral, and other aspects of employ­ment. GINA also restricts employers’ acquis­ition of genetic inform­ation and strictly limits disclosure of genetic inform­ation. Genetic inform­ation includes inform­ation about genetic tests of applic­ants, employees, or their family members; the manife­station of diseases or disorders in family members (family medical history); and requests for or receipt of genetic services by applic­ants, employees, or their family members.

RETALI­ATION

All of these Federal laws prohibit covered entities from retali­ating against a person who files a charge of discri­min­ation, partic­ipates in a discri­min­ation procee­ding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice.

WHAT TO DO IF DISCRI­MIN­ATION HAS OCCURRED

There are strict time limits for filing charges of employment discri­min­ation. To preserve the ability of EEOC to act on your behalf and to protect your right to file a private lawsuit, should you ultimately need to, you should contact EEOC promptly when discri­min­ation is suspected: The U.S. Equal Employment Opport­unity Commission (EEOC), 1-800-­669­-4000 (toll-­free) or 1-800-­669­-6820 (toll-free TTY number for indivi­duals with hearing impair­ments). EEOC field office inform­ation is available at www.ee­oc.gov or in most telephone direct­ories in the U.S. Government or Federal Government section. Additional inform­ation about EEOC, including inform­ation about charge filing, is available at www.ee­oc.gov.
               

Help Us Go Positive!

We offset our carbon usage with Ecologi. Click the link below to help us!

We offset our carbon footprint via Ecologi