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A. Describe the history and evolution of federal employment laws pertaining to each employment situation. Include descriptions and application of such acts as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

b. Describe in what manner the above-discussed federal employment laws were effective in resolving or not resolving each specific employment situation.

c. Describe which actions, if any, the employers involved in the situation were obligated to perform certain functions as a result of complying with the federal employment acts.

d. Explain how the employment situations would or could have been handled if the worker involved in the situation was not an "employee," but an agent of the company or a contract laborer. Explain whether or not the protection afforded workers under the federal employment acts applies to agents or contract laborers.

e. Describe how the situations would or could have been handled if the worker was a member of a union or a party to a collective bargaining contract.

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a. Describe the history and evolution of federal employment laws pertaining to each employment situation. Include descriptions and application of such acts as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

The Civil Rights Act has its origin in the 1963 speech of John F. Kennedy in which he asked for legislation to give all Americans the right to be served in facilities which are open to the public as well as greater protection for the rights to vote. He then sent the bill to Congress. The bill was sent to the House of Representatives and was sent to the House Judiciary Committee. The committee strengthened this bill and what is relevant to use added the provision to ban racial discrimination in employment (Taylor. B & Witney. F1991),.

The Title VII of the Civil Rights act disallows discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin (Graham. H, 1990),. An employer cannot discriminate against a person because of his interracial relationships. I know of an employer that disapproved of an employee marrying an Afro American woman and did not give him promotion. The matter went in for mediation where the employer was explained the provisions of Title VII and a settlement were reached.

In 1978, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act which was an amendment to the sex discrimination section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. There is history of legal cases where decisions were made curtailing the right of women to work before and after child birth. However, during the period 1971 and 1976 there were several legal decisions that placed women in a disadvantageous position especial with respect to medical benefits. Cases like General Electric vs. Gilbert created the public opinion that was required for the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. This act expressly disallows discrimination based on pregnancy, intention to become pregnant or because of visible pregnancy. ...

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