Title VII 1
Running head: TITLE VII CIVIL RIGHT ACT 1964
Title VII Civil Right Act 1964
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Title VII 2
An analysis of the Scope and Application of Title VII Civil Right Act in the Workplace
During history humanity humans have struggled to clearly describe the relationship between those who have a need to use the physical and mental efforts of others and those who work to generate goods and services at the direction of others empowered to control land, raw materials, intellectual property, and occasionally other human beings. Examples of solutions to this struggle that treated workers wrongly consist of the forced conscription of paid laborers, serfs or pleasant reliant upon the largest of the wealthy landowner, and the obviously foul practice of slavery. Even a young United States, regardless of the high ideals exposed by the nation’s founders, witnessed workplaces staffed by underage workers and workforces that were always overworked, poorly paid, and subjected to biased practices.
Although the U.S. Congress began to take steps on the early twentieth century to cover the rights of workers, the passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 afforded workers with specific protections and remedies for workplace discrimination that would unfairly “deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities…because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin (American Business Law Journal, 1991). (Bennett-Alexander and Hartman, 2007) This paper will evaluate the scope and application of Title VII in the workplace, including discussion of unrelated impact and treatment, sexual harassment and the employer’s responsibilities to deal with complaints in the workplace. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Act’s...