Essay on Human Resource Management: Importance of Eeoc

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Importance of EEOC
April 23, 2012

Importance of EEOC
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. Applying toward all types of work situations, including; hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits. Organizations that employ at least 15 people are likely to be covered with the EEOC at which most are labor unions and employment agencies (U.S.EEOC, 2012).
The system works by fairly and accurately investigating any allegations within a charge and make a
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The harasser can range from anyone as the supervisor, co-worker, or even a customer (EEOC, 2012).
A large category includes race, ethnicity, religion, and genetics. Again this all has to do with someone being attacked verbally, submissively, even physically at times. Being treated with less favoritism because of who you are as an individual happens quite frequently within the workplace and should be monitored and made known to the human resource department so it can be treated with the upmost interest in helping the harassed employee (EEOC, 2012).
Diversity is when there is an assortment of different individuals including; physical appearance, culture, ethnicity, experience, and lifestyle characteristics. Within the workplace it is important to have these differences because it has shown a vast improvement in a company overall. If there is an increased amount of diversity within a company it can develop a solid structure to what they can only build upon by adding talent, different ideas and points of views, employees, production, as well as building clientele. In our book it mentions throughout different studies that there has been an improved team performance, more innovation and creativity, increased business opportunities leading to higher success, as well as a reduction of a hostile work environment (Editorial Board, 2011).
When employees feel good about their work environment

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