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Discrimination Legislation

Affirmative Action is one of the most contentious issues; its intent and the discriminatory result of applying it in practice has become a major issue in today's workforce. 2 pages
The Web site is as follows:

* http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-westfaulcon24-2009apr24,0,5548886.story

* What is Affirmative Action?
* What was the initial intent of Affirmative-Action legislation?
* What did the landmark Ricci v. DeStefano case conclude? Go to http://topics.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/07-1428 to read the case.
* What was the basis for the conclusion?
* Given that this is a training manual to sensitize employees, how will this affect any practices at the company?

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Affirmative Action is one of the most contentious issues; its intent and the discriminatory result of applying it in practice has become a major issue in today's workforce. 2 pages
The Web site is as follows:

* http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-westfaulcon24-2009apr24,0,5548886.story

* What is Affirmative Action?
Affirmative action refers to positive action to increase employment opportunities of certain groups, which may involve setting objective, deadlines, and well defines steps to ensure that the objectives are achieved. These are actions that take race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and physical disability into consideration. Usually the historically deprived ethnic groups, veterans, people with disabilities, and women. There are however states like California and Michigan that have made amendments to their constitution disallowing affirmative action. Essentially affirmative action is a term to identify policies or program that are designed to level the playing field for minorities in the pursuit of , admission to educational institutes, jobs and government contracts.
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