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Describe one group protected by the EEOC, and summarize the related legislation. Are all groups fairly represented? Are any groups missing? Justify your answer.

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One group protected under the EEOC agency are persons with disabilities. The major act that responds to this discrimination is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (updated several times, most recently in 2009, (http://www.ada.gov/pubs/ada.htm). The disabled may not be discriminated against if they have the qualifications. The law encompasses state, local, and federal governments along with the private sector. All aspects of hiring, training, accommodations, access to facilities ...

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The group of people with disabilities is describe and discussed as a particular group protected by the EEOC in terms of representation and protective legislation.

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