EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. Chapter Objectives. Learn about major laws affecting equal employment opportunity. Learn about court decisions that have had an impact on equal employment opportunity. Discuss the Uniform Guidelines Explain adverse impact.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Laws Affecting Equal Employment Opportunity
Pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition
Protection against being fired, refused a job or promotion
Entitled to benefits and sick leave
procedures and investigate-take appropriate action
State and local laws affect EEO
BOLI – Bureau of Labor and Industries
Enforces labor and employment laws
When human resource management practices eliminate higher percentage of minority or women applicants, the burden of proof is on the employer to show the practice is job related.
EEOC v. Britthaven Inc.
EEOC v. Fisher Sand & Gravel Co.
Provides a framework for making legal employment decisions about:
Defined in terms of selection rates
Number of applicants hired or promoted
Total number of applicants
Occurs when women and minorities are not hired at
a rate of 80% of the best achieving group
Two Avenues for Confirmation: