Running head: Title # 7 paper
Title # 7 Paper
January 28, 2004
The evolution of Title Seven
Title Seven is one of the most important pieces of legislation. This Civil Rights Act of 1964 has helped many people in the United States over the years. In this act it states that employers are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, or religion. It was because of racial discrimination that brought about the law. After slavery had ended the majority of the country did not know how to live with blacks as equals. The country was divided and wanted to change the way they had treated blacks. It wasn't until the March on Washington in August of 1963 that the law was passed; this march was the largest march of its kind and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr had given his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
The impact of Title 7 in the workplace
This act created the legal basis for nondiscrimination in many areas such as housing, education, and employment. It was President John F. Kennedy who established changes in the workplace. This act helped open the doors for women and minorities to receive better employment and prohibit job discrimination. This includes prohibiting discrimination in pay, terms and conditions of employment, training, layoffs, and benefits.
With Title seven passed, employers could no longer hire, or promote employees in the same matter as before the law was passed. During the years Title seven was amended many times one in 1972 which was the Equal Employment Opportunity Act and in 1978 the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Many agencies evolved such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
The EEOC is now the agency in charge of the majority...