Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Case Study

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According to Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is a legal law that forbids the employment discrimination based on gender, race, religious belief, color, age, national origin, pregnancy, creed, and disability (EEOC, 2009). The EEOC also protects employees from harassment against managers and supervisors. Furthermore, the EEOC provides supervision and coordination of all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and insurances (EEOC, 2009). This paper will delineate a different kind of situation base on employment discrimination and employees ' rights.

Base of the federal law the sex discrimination covers sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination (EEOC, 2009). The sexual harassment can be a verbal or physical,
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The next article is an example of pregnancy discrimination. When a pregnant woman’s name Felicia Allen applied for medical leave from her job at Hobby Lobby three years ago, was terminated due to her pregnancy (Resnick, 2014). Felicia Allen was terminated and denied by the company’s insurance. Felicia Allen said, that she asked her supervisor if she will get fired because she was pregnant and did not qualify for federal Family Medical Leave yet, because she was only four months pregnant (Resnick, 2014). Then, five months later, Allen requested for leave of absence and got terminated and the supervisor said that she can come back after pregnancy. Three weeks later after her pregnancy, Allen came back but was denied because the employer stated that she left the company (Resnick, …show more content…
Moreover, the employer is required to reasonably hold the spiritual opinion of an employee or prospective employee, unless doing so would inflict an unreasonable hardship (EEOC, 2009). I have one example of religion discrimination which happened last year. Craig James, a former college football player claimed that Fox sports fired him due to religious discrimination (Fuhrmeister, 2013). According to the article, James had a solid case for discrimination lawsuit, and it is stated that Fox sports violated the Civil Rights Act (Fuhrmeister, 2013). The religious belief serves a moral purpose by providing codes of conduct for appropriate behavior through revelations from divine sources (Pozgar, 2013, p. 45). Also, these codes of conduct are enforced through fear of distress of each individual. Therefore, every individual person has a right to believe, and others have no rights to

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