Eeoc Against Dhl

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EEOC Case of Racial Discrimination against DHL The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s role in this lawsuit was to act on behalf of the black drivers who believed that they had been treated unfairly. After receiving more than 20 complaints of discrimination, the EEOC conducted an administrative investigation to discover if segregation or other discrimination had taken place (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2010). After the investigation was performed, the EEOC helped the African American employees try to reach a settlement. DHL and the men could not reach an agreement, therefore, on behalf of the federal government, the EEOC helped to process the charges and pursue litigation. The EEOC has filed racial discrimination charges against DHL. African Americans have been the subject of discrimination since the 1600s when they were brought to America as slaves. From 1890 to 1940 the Jim Crow laws enacted throughout The United States openly segregated Black and White Americans in public places. Black Americans were publically beaten, frightened, and even killed (Magar, 2010). These practices did not stop until 1964 when the Civil Rights Act banned discrimination against race among many other things. Today stereotypes continue to create discrimination but not to the levels of the early 1900s. Everyone needs to remember that Black Americans have more than 400 years of stereotypes to overcome. African Americans have many conflicts and struggles to deal with. The workplace should not be a place where people feel threatened or unable to be themselves. However, racism is still very active in America, especially in the workplace. White adults are surrounded by subtle racism in the media. Many times comments or suggestions about African Americans are made by people without realizing they are doing so. If these comments are reported to human
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