Running head: TITLE VII PAPER
Title VII Paper
Crystal Clemons, Bob Hoffmann, Michelle Tomaselli and Tonya Wood
University of Phoenix
Title VII Paper
Many people think of civil rights in terms of the civil rights activities of the 1960s. That time marked a considerable change in employment law, partly because of the increased involvement of the courts in the workplace. Before that time, the courts’ main concern with the employer/employee relationship involved union activity or minimum wage and overtime pay. Since the 1960s’ civil rights movement, the concept of fair, non-discriminatory work policies has become an established and significant part of American employment law.
Signed into law on July 2nd 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited the “discrimination in housing, education, employment, public accommodations and the receipt of federal funds on the basis of race, color, gender, origin or religion.” Title VII of the Civil Rights Act deals entirely with employment and the laws that govern the relationships between the employer and the employee. (EEOC, 2008)
This paper will explain, in limited detail, the rules that govern employment in the United States under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This explanation will cover various amendments such as the (ADA) Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the (PDA) Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 and the (ADEA) Age Discrimination and Employment Act of 1967 and how Title VII and its amendments are applied in the workplace. Furthermore, an explanation will be given with respect to whom is covered under the Title VII and its amendments along with several definitions which define several laws under Title VII.
History, Evolution and amendments of Title VII
In its simplest term, Title VII basically prohibits employment discrimination based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex or place of birth. The rules of Title VII govern the equal...