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Jack C. Career project 8th grade Cavanaugh

  1. 1. What Has Changed Since the Passing of the Equal Employment Rights Acts? John Connolly D Block December 1, 2011
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Definition : The Equal Employment Rights are laws passed by Congress that protect employees from discrimination in the work place. </li></ul><ul><li>Quote : “Prohibits employers from engaging in workplace discrimination based on race, skin color, gender, religious beliefs, and/or national origin. </li></ul><ul><li>Statistic : In 2009, there were 22,778 people who filed for being discriminated against in the work place in the U.S. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the Equal Employment Act? <ul><li>Explains how the employer should act towards the employee with regard to race, skin color, gender, religious beliefs, and/or national origin </li></ul><ul><li>Describes what the employee should do, if the employer does act with discrimination </li></ul>
  4. 4. Do employment and labor statistics show that Americans are hired more fairly than when the act was first put in place? <ul><li>Statistics show that up until the year 2000, there was a large decrease in reasonable causes of firing, but after the year 2000, there is an almost constant rise in settlements. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, the monetary benefits from such lawsuits has increased to $72.1 million in 2009. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why was the Equal Employment Act passed? <ul><li>Many people, who are in poverty, have been denied a job because of discrimination. </li></ul><ul><li>The EEA helped people stay out of jail because if they had a job, they would less likely be committing crimes. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Do we need more laws like the Equal Employment Acts? <ul><li>Yes, we need more laws because after the year 2000, there was a huge drop in people being reasonably fired. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, there are still many cases where there is discrimination in the work place, which can result in someone not having a job. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who did the EEA help? <ul><li>This act helped minorities that were being discriminated against in the work place. </li></ul><ul><li>This includes discrimination based on race, skin color, religion, gender, and national origin. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Civil Rights Commissioner <ul><li>A civil rights commissioner makes sure that the Equal Employment Acts and the Civil Rights Acts are enforced in each county and state. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I could not find a reliable salary that was the same on multiple websites. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Civil Rights Lobbyist, Civil Rights Lawyer </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Harvard School of Law <ul><li>Cambridge, Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>$47,600 annual tuition </li></ul><ul><li>LSAT scores 170-173; GPA 3.74-3.95; Two letters of recommendation; $85 fee for application </li></ul>
  10. 10. High School Career academies <ul><li>I will attend River Hill High school </li></ul><ul><li>The career academy I researched was </li></ul><ul><li>Government, Law, and Public Administration Academy </li></ul><ul><li>I picked this career academy because this would help people that want to have this career. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Community Service <ul><li>424 hours of free law services for the ACLU </li></ul><ul><li>Building homes for the poor with Habitat for Humanity </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer at Blood Drives with the American Red Cross </li></ul>
  12. 12. Prior Job Experience <ul><li>Assistant Professor, Harvard School of Law </li></ul><ul><li>Intern with the ACLU </li></ul><ul><li>Intern for Law Offices of Smith, Weitzer, and Loeman </li></ul>