The Eradication of Serious Types of Employment Discrimination

The Eradication of Serious Types of Employment Discrimination

  • Submitted By: breprice
  • Date Submitted: 09/15/2009 5:04 PM
  • Category: Business
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´╗┐Beginning in the 1960s, Congress started authorizing a compendious set of federal laws that eradicated serious types of employment discrimination. To guarantee equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants, these laws were passed and were particularly interpreted in the federal courts such as the U.S. Supreme Court. Antidiscrimination laws are also enacted at the State level. In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was enacted by Congress. However, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was called the Fair Employment Practices Act was proposed to eliminate employment discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, and religion. This amendment was meant to improve Civil Rights laws that would grant damages in cases of employment discrimination and to understand provisions regarding disparate impact actions. Discrimination at any type or level is repugnant. An imposed act of discrimination, of any kind, on someone, is never warranted nor wanted, which is how I felt.

In 2007, I had been working for a local, well known, hospital for over 5 years. At this hospital, is where I experienced the most humiliating experience of my life. Everyone, especially, people of color experience some form of discrimination at some point in their lives. I'm sure for everyone who discrimination has happened to, were left with a sinking feeling of not having any control of that current life situation. This is because discrimination is usually imposed by those who are in an authoratative position, which leaves the victim feeling powerless. In my experience, I was demoted for no reason that was due to any negligence in the performance of my job. In fact, my reputation for posessing good work ethics was known by many all over the hospital and as a result I was seeked to apply for this position upon its availability. After applying, interviewing, and securing the position, I continued to maintain my reputation by quickly learning the positon,...

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