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Equal Employment Opportunity

Your employee, Tom Smith, believes women are treated as inferiors in the department where he works. He has complained to his supervisor, Doug Greer, who is also your employee, and to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Greer has responded by reducing Smith's salary and opportunities for overtime.
Does Smith have a case against your company?
If so, describe his cause of action and what he must prove to recover.

What is the chronological order of the major legislation that makes up the history of employment law in this country? For each law, state the social problem the law was designed to address, and discuss how employment law has affected the workplace in the last two decades.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Problem: Your employee, Tom Smith, believes women are treated as inferiors in the department where he works. He has complained to his supervisor, Doug Greer, who is also your employee, and to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Greer has responded by reducing Smith's salary and opportunities for overtime. Does Smith have a case against your company? If so, describe his cause of action and what he must prove to recover.

Anti-discrimination laws were created to protect employees who have made a complaint about discriminatory practices. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, SEC. 704. (a) States that it is illegal for an employer to take any adverse action such as termination, demotion, failure to promote, and/or reduction in wages against an employee in retaliation for participating in a protected activity such as opposition to discrimination or participation in the complaint process (U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1964). Mr. Smith receives absolute protection against retaliation for his complaint as long as he has a reasonable belief that the offending conduct is illegal; however, if the employer can provide evidence that the complaint was unreasonable, false, and/or malicious; the ...

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chronological order of the major legislation that makes up the history of employment law in this country and the social problem the law was designed to address?

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