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Sexual discrimination in the work place
Sexual discrimination in the work place
Sexual discrimination in the work place
Sexual discrimination in the work place
Sexual discrimination in the work place
Sexual discrimination in the work place
Sexual discrimination in the work place
Sexual discrimination in the work place
Sexual discrimination in the work place
Sexual discrimination in the work place
Sexual discrimination in the work place
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  • 1. Sexual Discrimination in the Work Place Human Resources Management Cole Altizer, Renato Barbosa, Alice Klochkova, Theodore Petersen Brevard College
  • 2. Sexual Discrimination in the Work Place <ul><li>How would you define sex discrimination </li></ul>
  • 3. Sexual Discrimination in the Work Place <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination (usually in employment) that excludes one sex to the benefit of the other sex. </li></ul><ul><li>Title VII Civil Rights Act, 1964: </li></ul><ul><li>It is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of his/her sex in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. </li></ul>
  • 4. Sexual Discrimination in the Work Place <ul><li>The Civil Rights of 1964: </li></ul><ul><li>Landmark piece of legislation in the US </li></ul><ul><li>Outlawed unequal application of voter registration and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace, and by facilities that served general public. </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term impacts on the whole country. </li></ul><ul><li>Prohibited discrimination </li></ul>
  • 5. Sexual Discrimination in the Work Place <ul><li>The Civil Rights of 1964: </li></ul><ul><li>The bill was introduced by John F. Kennedy in his civil rights speech of June, 1963. </li></ul><ul><li>Subsequent History: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1971-Supreme Court ruled that a company could not discriminate against a potential female employee because she had a preschool-age child unless they did the same with potential male employees. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1977-Court struck down state minimum height requirements for police officers. </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Sexual Discrimination in the Work Place <ul><li>The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): </li></ul><ul><li>An independent federal law enforcement agency that enforces laws against workplace discrimination. </li></ul><ul><li>Investigates discrimination complaints based on an individual&apos;s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability and retaliation for reporting and/or opposing a discriminatory practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Empowered to file discrimination suits against employers on behalf of alleged victims and to adjudicate claims of discrimination brought against federal agencies. </li></ul>
  • 7. Sexual Discrimination in the Work Place <ul><li>Sex Discrimination is Against the Law: </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Law </li></ul><ul><li>California State Law </li></ul><ul><li>Other State Laws </li></ul><ul><li>Retaliation is Also Against the Law </li></ul>
  • 8. Sexual Discrimination in the Work Place <ul><li>Examples of Sex Discrimination: </li></ul><ul><li>Hiring </li></ul><ul><li>Firing </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Job Classification </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Pay </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Harassment </li></ul>
  • 9. Sexual Discrimination in the Work Place <ul><li>Study Case (Home Depot): </li></ul><ul><li>Home Depot Stores Sued for Sex Discrimination Against Female Employees. </li></ul>
  • 10. Sexual Discrimination in the Work Place <ul><li>What to do if you think your rights have been violated: </li></ul><ul><li>Write Down What Happened </li></ul><ul><li>Start A Paper Trail </li></ul><ul><li>Review Your Personnel File </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Grievance Procedure at Work Involve your Union </li></ul><ul><li>File a Discrimination Complaint with a Government Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Do Not Miss Deadlines with the EEOC or Other Government Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>File a Lawsuit </li></ul>
  • 11. Sexual Discrimination in the Work Place <ul><li>References: </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. EEOC website </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/8-25-04.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>CBS Interactive Business Network (case) </li></ul><ul><li>http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_1994_Dec_20/ai_15951341/ </li></ul><ul><li>Equal Rights Advocates </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.equalrights.org/publications/kyr/sexdiscrim.asp </li></ul>

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