The 1964 Civil Rights Act Essay

784 Words Dec 7th, 2014 4 Pages
Discrimination is not just limited to occurring in social interactions, but can also be found in employment situations, where an employee can be discriminated against due to a variety of reasons by another employee, or sometimes a manager or supervisor, both of which are absolutely unacceptable and unprofessional from both a civil rights and a business standpoint. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is a wide-ranging employment discrimination provision which protects employees from being discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. Title VII is seen as the most important law in combating employment discrimination in the United States (Mallor, 1359). The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC for short, was founded out of the laws put forth by Title VII. This agency’s goal is to enforce the laws that make employment discrimination illegal and investigate employment discrimination claims made by employees who file a claim with the EEOC. Just how Rome wasn’t built in a day, these laws that protect individuals from discrimination didn’t just appear, but were fought for by the civil rights movement in the 1960’s. Discrimination on the basis of child-birth or pregnancy is forbidden by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (Mallor, 1367). Employers have to look at pregnancy the same was another condition affecting the working ability in their sick leave programs, medical benefit programs, or disability plans. For example, an…

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