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I. Legal Context of Affirmative Action
1. Equal Employment Opportunity
a. Discrimination
b. ADA

II. Affirmative Action Pros & Cons

III. Planning for People
A. Leadership
1. Organizational Structure

B. Business Strategy
1. Equal Employment Opportunity
a. Unequal (disparate) Treatment
b. Adverse Impact (unintentional)

C. Diversity
1. In Management
2. Making the Business Case for Diversity
3. The Changing Labor Market
4. Office
a. Culture
b. Age-Based Diversity
5. Managing Diversity

VI. Recruiting
1. Social Media
2. Internal Recruitment
a. Job Postings
b. Employee Referrals
3. External Recruitment

V. Solutions

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Legal Context of Affirmative Action:
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Employment Opportunity is meant to protect employees from discrimination. The law that protects it is the Civil Rights Act o 1964 which protects of employees from discrimination. The law banned employment discrimination based on employee's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Discrimination is banned in recruitment, transfer, wages, promotions, and firing. Subsequently, Executive Order 11246 strengthened equal employment opportunity.
The American with Disability Act is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life including jobs, schools, transportation, and al public and private places that are open to public (1). The ADA provides similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Further, the ADA also requires covered employers to give reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities and imposes accessibility requirements on public accommodations.

Affirmative action pros are: The affirmative action laws prohibit assaults based on the race, sexual orientation, or gender. Affirmative laws inflict harsh punishment for crimes based on different race, gender, or sexual orientation. This reduces hate crimes. These laws helps children of minorities get help and boost their careers. Firms cannot discriminate against employees based on their skin color or sexual orientation. The US history has tales of severe discrimination; the pain from this discrimination is reduced because of affirmative action (2). These laws ensure equal education for all and diversity in the workplace.
Cons: Minorities feel that they cannot succeed on their own. For, minorities and colored people standards for education and employment are reduced. This leads to indifferent performance. Affirmative action creates anger towards the majority. These laws create the impression that affirmative action will remain forever. The minorities who are benefitted by these feel that the accomplishments are not theirs. There can be reverse racism and low accountability.

Planning for poeple
Leadership: Organizational Structure:
Affirmative action must have the support of the leadership. The top management must support affirmative action. The organizational structure must be studied to identify the levels at which affirmative action is required. Promotions must be given to minorities and ...

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The answer to this problem explains issues relating to affirmative action. The history of affirmative action issues are examined. The references related to the answer are also included.

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