Common sense or compassion in the work place
In the work place, common sense and compassion has been replaced with litigation. This statement is true. In most workplaces in today’s world, the managers and employees worry most about being sued by someone. Most managers do everything they can to prevent that from happening to them and the company they work for. When it comes to common sense or compassion, there is not any room. This is why the world today has so many different employee related regulations.
The Department of Labor (DOL) was put into place to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions, advance opportunities for profitable employment, and assure work related benefits and rights (Labor, 2012). The web site for DOL has a lot of information for people to look at. This site helps to keep the public informed.
The U.S. equal employment opportunity commission (EEOC), is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information (EEOC, 2012). This site helps to inform people of their rights. It also informs people that it is illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit (EEOC, 2012).
The American with disabilities act of 1990 gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion (act, 2012). It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications (act, 2012). ADA will enable...