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Diversity in the Workplace and Legislative Impact

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1. Which specific piece of federal legisation has the greatest impact on diversity in the American work settings or society in general? justify the answer.

2. Which specific steps can an organization take to ensure that biligual workers skill are compensated when these skills are job-relevant?

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QUESTION 1

As the years pass, so do laws and regulations presiding over employment practices; all of which have critical implications for performing employment assessments. The universal rationale behind employment laws and regulations is to ban inequitable discrimination of workers, and provide equal opportunity employment for everyone. Unjust discrimination during employment transpires when judgements are made on the basis of age, sex, race, origin, religious beliefs, ethnicity, or any other disability; instead of a person's skills, knowledge, abilities, or any other defining characteristics. Companies that practice unfair descrimination, are in complete violation of equal opportunity laws. (www.eeoc.gov, 2009)

Landmark legislation, prohibiting the unfair treatment of workers, is written as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA, as amended in 1972); as well as Tower Amendment to Title VII. Here, individuals are considered a protected group of persons and discrimination based on age, sex, race, origin, religious beliefs, ethnicity, or any other disability is prohibited. Employement assessment and testing is covered under this law including: recruiting, transferring, hiring, training, compensating, terminating, promoting, performance appraisals, job classifications, disciplinary actions and benefits of an employee. Tower Amendment to Title VII specifies the usage of psychological testing as an aid in the employment decision; however they must have been developed by experts who have demonstrated aptitude in psychological tests and those tests must meet all laws and regulations regarding anti-discrimination policies. The ...

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947 Words. 2 References. APA format. Here is a small sample of what you will see: Landmark legislation, prohibiting the unfair treatment of workers, is written as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA, as amended in 1972); as well as Tower Amendment to Title VII. Here, individuals are considered a protected group of persons and discrimination based on......

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