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HR Policies Outside of the US: EEOC in Different Cultures

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EEOC sites have published which U.S. laws apply outside of the U.S. as well as EEO regulations from Canada, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom. Research this information at the EEOC Web site. Which of these laws do you think is the most problematic to enforce in a different culture? Why?

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From reviewing the EEOC laws, it seems that Title VII would be very difficult to enforce in many cultures outside of the United States. For example, in China and Japan as well as many other Asian countries, age can often equal experience, thus status in the workplace is granted and promotions are often delegated in this manner, a direct conflict with age discrimination language in Title VII (ref-2).

In many other countries, there are strong religious and ethnic ties in the workforce that mandate specific jobs that people can qualify for. For example, ...

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From reviewing the EEOC laws, it seems that Title VII would be very difficult to enforce in many cultures outside of the United States. For example, in China and Japan as well as many other Asian countries, age can often equal experience, thus status in the workplace is granted and promotions are often delegated in this manner, a direct conflict with age discrimination language in Title VII (ref-2).

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