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Looking for information describing the elements of affirmative action as it applies to public sector and private sector employers and how it interacts with Title VII requirements of Equal Employment Opportunity.

Looking to address these three questions listed below.

1. What employers are subject to affirmative action plans and why?

2. What do the plans require employers to do?

3. What happens if employers do not meet the goals of the affirmative action plan?

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Affirmative action refers to the policies of non-discrimination in direct compliance with the laws that prohibit any form of discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The laws relating to equal employment apply to organizations both private and public with 15 or more employees however, the requirements for employers to create formal written plans are dependent upon various factors related to federal contracting and the dollar value of these contracts. Affirmative action requires employers to review their hiring and employment practices and to strive toward balanced representation. Affirmative action encourages public and private employers to become more representative of the populations they serve. Usually, where affirmative action needs to be taken there is targeted recruitment that is designed to generate applicants from the unrepresented groups. From another perspective, affirmative action refers to a set of polices that bring about improved employment opportunities for targeted sections of the society.

Affirmative action can also mean giving better treatment to groups that are underrepresented. Because of this, affirmative action programs are targets of criticism. Much of the criticism directed at affirmative action programs relate to quotas and preferential treatment to obtain race and gender proportionality in the workforce. This leads many to view affirmative action as a set of policies that create employment pathways for under qualified minorities, women and those who are disabled at the expense of the white male.

This, of course, is not the intent of affirmative action. The true intent of affirmative action programs is to reach minority segments of society offsetting the consequences of past discrimination and to ensure future nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunities. Studies have shown that racial stereotypes and attitudes have a heavy influence in the workplace with African Americans and women being the primary recipients of the negative affects. Not surprisingly, it is believed that race discrimination is deeply rooted in the country's cultural landscape and these negative attitudes find their way into the workplace and greatly affect minority and female employees. These conclusions lead to the development and ...

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Affirmative Action

Describe the elements of affirmative action as it applies to public sector and private sector employers and how it interacts with Title VII requirements of Equal Employment Opportunity.

Affirmative action enforces equality in the workplace as it relates to hiring, training-apprenticeships, promotion, compensation, transfer, layoff, termination and goals. Affirmative Action enforces equal employment opportunities for disadvantaged group or individuals who are discriminated against due to race, religion, creed, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, sex, age or marital status. Affirmative action programs are designed to improve the workplace environment and free it of discrimination. The Federal Employment Equity Act enforces employment equity. Legislation demands employers to account for their employees who belong to these four groups. Employers are required to establish all groups are represented equally, at all levels within their organizations. According to "Marquita Sykes in the article entitled The Origins of Affirmative Action (2008, ¶ 1). The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution which made slavery illegal. President John F. Kennedy's 1961 Executive Order 10925, to enforce Affirmative Action." (Affirmative Action, 2008, ¶ 1).

Affirmative Action

Describe the elements of affirmative action as it applies to public sector and private sector employers and how it interacts with Title VII requirements of Equal Employment Opportunity.

Affirmative action enforces equality in the workplace as it relates to hiring, training-apprenticeships, promotion, compensation, transfer, layoff, termination and goals. Affirmative Action enforces equal employment opportunities for disadvantaged group or individuals who are discriminated against due to race, religion, creed, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, sex, age or marital status. Affirmative action programs are designed to improve the workplace environment and free it of discrimination. The Federal Employment Equity Act enforces employment equity. Legislation demands employers to account for their employees who belong to these four groups. Employers are required to establish all groups are represented equally, at all levels within their organizations. According to "Marquita Sykes in the article entitled The Origins of Affirmative Action (2008, ¶ 1). The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution which made slavery illegal. President John F. Kennedy's 1961 Executive Order 10925, to enforce Affirmative Action." (Affirmative Action, 2008, ¶ 1).

Affirmative Action as it applies to public, and private sectors employees, and how it interacts with Title V11 requirement of Equal Employment Opportunity, women, minorities, blacks and Hispanics are represented proportionately in employment, education, and business which has not been the case traditionally. A number of laws can pertain to just private employers, while others pertain to educational institutions, employment agencies and public sector employees. Laws do consider how many employees are working at a company, and how many employees are in each location. "An affirmative action plan consists of statistical analysis of the employer's under utilization of individuals from certain protected classes and includes the steps that will be taken to improve their representation in the employer's workforce" (PPS, 2008). Affirmative action plans may be voluntary or court ordered, and the intention of such plans is to give opportunities to a group that has been traditionally discriminated against. (Labor Relations, 2010)

What employers are subject to affirmative action plans and why?

Businesses are required to comply with Title VII Regulations. Most businesses are required to comply with Title VII, and are eligible to participate in affirmative action programs. "For example, as of 2005, federal laws such as Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act apply to private employers, employment agencies, educational institutions, and state and local governments with at least 15 employees. Other federal laws, like the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, apply to private employers with at least 20 employees" (Gross, 2008). Understandably, smaller companies may have a difficult time proving that they have not participated in discrimination practices because percentages can be skewed by the small sample size. Because of this, many federal laws regarding discrimination in hiring do not cover small businesses. Still, state legislation often has a set of rules that encompasses businesses of every size.

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