Equal Employment Opportunity and Sexual Harassment. HILL COUNTRY MHDD CENTER. What is EEO?. Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is a combination of laws that prohibit discrimination in employment. Laws. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
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Equal Employment Opportunity and Sexual Harassment
Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is a combination of laws that prohibit discrimination in employment.
Act of 1964 (Title VII)
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:Forbids discrimination in all areas of the employee-employer relationship- including advertisement for new employees, through termination or retirement – on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion or national origin.
Equal Pay Act of 1963:Prohibits discrimination in wages and benefits to men and women that substantially perform “equal work” under similar conditions in the same establishment.
It is unlawful to fail to, or refuse to, hire, discharge, or otherwise discriminate against individuals 40 years of age or older with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of age.
Employment Decisions based on:
Any violations or complaints of discriminatory practices must be reported immediately or no more than 30 calendar days from the incident…
is defined as a
continuing pattern of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or physical contact of a sexual nature.
Types of Sexual Harassment
Quid Pro Quo-- Latin word meaning: “This for That”
Hostile Environment-- The purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment
Sexual Harassment isNOT:
have a policy that prohibits dating among the staff.
There are some married couples working at
Hill Country MHDDC.
Can Employees Be Prohibited From Using Their Religious Beliefs In Conjunction With Their Jobs?
According to the Federal
District Court in Michigan,
The nature of the employee’s religious beliefs, preaching, or application of such beliefs ought to be demonstrated as having some reasonably damaging or detrimental job effect.
Using the same rational, an employer would probably be within their rights to restrict employees from imposing their religious beliefs on other employees, customers, or other business related people, particularly if these others express their objection of the activity to management.
Often created by:
Hostile Environment Can Also Be Created By:
national origin, gender,
disability, religion, age, sexual
telephone & fax usage
Work is the most common place for busy people to meet and make social contacts …….
– we spend more time at work than at home……
What Should I Do?
with what they are
not stop the harassment
the chain of command to get assistance
Next higher level of management
Department or Division head
Human Resources Director
REPORTS MAY BE MADE TO ANY MANAGEMENT STAFF
Retaliation is Strictly PROHIBITED
Disciplinary action will be taken, up to and including termination, based on the severity and/or frequency of the conduct.
On some occasions, PIP steps may not go in order and termination may be deemed the only appropriate action.