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Human Resource Equity and Fairness

It can be said that equal employment opportunity (EEO) is focused on ensuring that all employees are operating on a level playing field, while affirmative action (AA) is focused on creating an un-level playing field, thereby intentionally and proactively giving those employees that are members of underrepresented protective classes an advantage relative to employment related decisions (i.e., hiring, training, promotions). What is your response to this statement? How do you personally view these two components of employment law? How do the concepts of higher level leadership and holistic executive development apply to this discussion?

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This statement is only partially true, largely due to the fact that equal employment opportunity does seek to ensure that employees are operating on a level playing field, while affirmative action does not give underrepresented protected classes an advantage relative to employment related decisions. Affirmative action seeks to ensure that individuals of underrepresented ...

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This solution discusses important characteristics of human resource equity and fairness.

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