Employee Handbook Non-Discrimination Essay

1943 Words Oct 31st, 2014 8 Pages
Employee Handbook Non-Discrimination Paper
Tiffany Gebauer, Heather Charles, Cleo Wilks, Gina Pagan, Martha Ayala
HCS/430
Professor Susan Kajfasz
August 4, 2014

The Handbook is an introduction to your employment with a company and gives you written direction and information about benefits and policy that may affect your employment. The information is for all employees without regard to level of position. The Company, at will employment opportunity policy gives you the right to give notice and leave with or without cause. As well the Company may terminate employment at any time with or without cause. Each employee is obligated to read and comply with the policies and the information in the Handbook. Equal-employment opportunity
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The employer will not be liable for violation of this law if there are extenuating circumstances, such as if the person does not have the ability to perform the job. If two people are up for hiring or a promotion and one of them is over 40, then the employer must be able to show (in writing) why the younger person, if hired or promoted, is more qualified ( Fremgen,2012). The Rehabilitation Act prohibits employment discrimination of the handicapped. This act prohibits discrimination based on disability in any institution that receives federal financial assistance. Therefore, a hospital or agency that receives Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement must comply with this law. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers who have more than fifteen employees from discriminating against such individuals. Persons with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are also covered under this act the employer must make reasonable accommodations, such as lowering telephones, installing ramps, and making elevator floor numbers accessible. Finally, the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 will be in the book. This act prohibits employer actions, such as attempting to force employees to stay out of unions, and labels these actions as “unfair labor practices.” This act set up the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to enforce these labor laws. (Fremgen,2012)
Nondiscrimination policy and health and safety laws impact the

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