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History and evolution of Title VII and its amendments

History and evolution of Title VII and its amendments (PDA, ADA, Adea)

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History of Title VII and Amendments

There are many issues under employee's rights with regard to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The end of slavery in our country forced a bond development to occur between people who had no social or legal relationship with the rest of the world. In fact, Jim Crow laws were developed because of this separation. During this period, the separation of blacks and whites was regulated by this law in every way of life and causing the practice of discrimination. However, the dynamic force behind the enactment of Title VII is racial discrimination. Title VII states that "it shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex or national origin." This title also makes it unlawful to "limit, segregate, or classify his employees or applicants for employment in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin" (Bennett-Alexander and Hartman, 2007).

Title VII gave new rights to minorities and women who were limited to the means of solving job discrimination issues. Title VII created new ventures to eliminate discrimination creating fairness that is expected in employment settings. While efforts to eliminate discrimination and make certain no one is excluded such amendments came after Title VII, adding additional protection from experiencing discrimination in many different areas. For example, amendments to Title VII are discrimination against age and disability. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) applies to employers of 20 or more employees, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) intentions are to make society more accessible to people with disabilities (Bennett-Alexander and Hartman, 2007). Title VII has been ...

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History and evolution of Title VII and its amendments (PDA, ADA, Adea)

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