Employment Laws

Essay by scootin_queenieUniversity, Bachelor's April 2009

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There are many laws that we abide by everyday. Some are mandated by the federal government while other laws are mandated by the state. It some instances the federal government and state governments are the same. However, there are those instances where they do not coincide with each other. The federal government and each state government may vary when it comes to laws for employment.

In 1963 the Equal Employment Act was signed into law. This law started a chain of events that who affect the workforce. This law makes employers pay men and women who have the same job or a job with similar tasks to pay the same. (Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) Laws, 2004) This eliminates the discrimination of women and men. The most common example given in most college history classes is the pay of doctors. At one time women were not paid half as well as the male doctors.

Most professional careers discriminated against women. At that time in society women were viewed as being in the home raising children, cooking, cleaning, and laundry. Women were not accepted into the workforce as men were. The pay for women reflected this discrimination. When the Equal Employment Act of 1963 passes this changed the view of working women.

There have been several laws implemented for employment. On June 2, 1964 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) continued the chain of events that would affect the workforce. Many Americans agree that this was one of the most important pieces of legislation that was ever passes. Title VII prohibits the discrimination of race, color, nationality, sex, or religion for terms of employment. (Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) Laws, 2004) When an applicant fills out an application the employer is no longer able to ask...