Title VII Paper
MGT/434 – Employment Law
University of Phoenix
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Title VII Paper
There are many rules and regulations that must be followed in the workplace. Some rules are beneficial to the employees while other rules benefit the employer. Overall rules are made to make sure that there is fairness within an organization. Discrimination is something that continues to happen in our workplaces. It will never be extinguished but laws and regulations can hold them accountable for acting on those discriminations. Unfortunately, it has only been in the last sixty years that the government has started getting involved in workplace discrimination. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act plays an essential role in defining the employment practices found in today's work environment. The law passed in 1964 prohibits employment discrimination and since its initiation, Title VII has sparked an increase in anti-discrimination laws designed to "promote fairness, impartiality, and opportunity within the workplace" (Bennett-Alexander & Hartman, 2007). In this paper Team B will explain the scope of Title VII and its applications in the workplace. We will address the history and evolution of Title VII and its amendments, the application of Title VII and amendments in the workplace, who is covered and not covered under Title VII and its amendments, how disparate impact discrimination and disparate treatment discrimination occur under Title VII and their implications. Lastly, we will also discuss policies that companies must have in place to avoid violations of Title VII and its amendments and how the law defines sexual harassment and employers’ responsibilities for addressing employees’ complaints in the work place.
The History & Evolution of Title VII & its Amendments (PDA, ADA, ADEA)
Today's employment practices were defined by the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law sanction in the year...