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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Law by Cara C. Putman

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Chapter 18
Equal Employment Opportunity Law
In This Chapter
• Comparing state and federal laws
• Understanding Title VII
• Sexual harassment
• Affirmative action and reverse discrimination
• Disability law
• Age discrimination
While people have served as employees since the dawn of time, it’s only since the 1960s that federal laws have existed to prohibit discrimination in employment. These laws were an outgrowth of the Civil Rights movement and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Since 1964, Congress has passed several additional laws to define discrimination and penalties for that discrimination.
This chapter will examine the role of the state and federal governments in regulating employment discrimination and then examine the key federal ...

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