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    1. What is the difference between EEO and AA?

    2. What are the pros and cons to the EEO and AA laws from the individual standpoint and the business standpoint?

    3. Are the laws good for American workers and why?

    4. Have you been the beneficiary of protection under the law or felt the laws have worked against you? Why?

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    1. What is the difference between EEO and AA?
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed by President Lyndon Johnson, defining and enforcing Affirmative Action in 1965. Affirmative action is giving unequivocal consideration to ones, gender, race, nationality, religion or creed; or any other cosseted attribute in making new hire decisions. Whether intentional or not, it is a requirement by our government to offset aforementioned discrimination by employers (Lee, 1998). According to the EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity), which was also enacted in 1964, it is against the law to discriminate against an applicant on grounds of color, race, gender, disability, religion and age. (www.eeoc.gov, 2010) EEO laws do not ...

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