Legal, Safety and Regulatory Requirements Essay

817 WordsJan 11, 20154 Pages
Legal, Safety and Regulatory Requirements Mary Williams HCS/341 Alejandra Sipion December 15, 2014 University of Phoenix Legal, Safety and Regulatory Requirements "Common sense and compassion in the workplace has been replaced by litigation." It is hard to agree or disagree with the statement above, because common sense, and compassion are always used in anything which needs to be accomplished and litigation used only used when a wrong has been done to stop the task from being accomplished. A woman trying to work at an organization which has only male employees can be a cause for litigation. Males have a tendency to be rude, push the female to her limit by picking, harassing and making a hostile work environment for her. Although the female has the right to file harassment charges against her male co-workers, it sometimes only takes the female to stand up for herself to get the harassment to stop. Legal, safety and regulatory requirements must be followed by the Human Resource (HR) department which is put in place by both state and federal government that relates to employment, wages and labor relations. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Fair Labor Standards Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, along with the Americans with Disabilities Act must be understood by the Human Resource Managers which protects against most forms of discrimination. Under Title VII, it is unlawful for an employer to refuse to hire or fire a person because of their, sex race, age, sexual preference, color, religion, national origin. “It shall be an unlawful employment practice for any employer, labor organization, or joint labor-management committee controlling apprenticeship or other training or
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