Employment Law Paper

Essay by bksearleUniversity, Bachelor's August 2009

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University of PhoenixJanuary 4, 2009Federal Employment Laws were made to help both employers and employees. Many things happened in the past to bring on these changes. In the 1800's when the country became industrialized many issues arose. Some of the issues were: issues with child labor, long hours, unsafe working conditions, and low pay. Many different acts came to pass because of these and many more issues. In this paper the acts that will be discussed are as follows: The Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, The Americans with disabilities Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

The Family and Medical Leave Act was enacted in 1993. This act helps guarantee that employees receive their unpaid time off from work for medical emergencies. The time off can be for different reasons such as: The birth and care for a child, the placement of a child with an employee for adoption or in foster care, A serious health condition, or for care for a spouse, child, or parent with a serious health problem.

The employee that takes leave must be restored to either the same position or an equivalent position upon returning to work.

The Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted to eliminate job discrimination based on protected classes. These classes include: race, color, national origin, sex, and religion. This act applies to employers with 15 or more employees, all employment agencies, labor unions with 15 or more members, state and local governments and their agencies, and most federal government employment.

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was enacted in 1978. This Act helps make sure that employers do not discriminate because the person is pregnant. The Act states that this" forbids employment...