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Description of Major Equal Employment Opportunity Laws

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What are the five major federal Equal Employment Opportunity or Affirmative Action laws? How do these laws govern the employment relationship? Why is it important for employers and employees to be protected from laws and regulations?

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According to the U.S. Equal Employment Commission (http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/qanda.html) the federal laws prohibiting discrimination include:

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin;

the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination;

the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), which protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older;

Title I and Title V of the ...

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This solution identifies the five major federal Equal Employment Opportunity or Affirmative Action laws. It explains how these laws govern employment relationships, and why it is important for employers and employees to be protected from laws and regulations. It includes links and examples.

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