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Jack C. Career project 8th grade Cavanaugh


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