Affirmative Action and Title VII Presentation PowerPoint Presentation

Affirmative Action and Title VII PresentationHRM/546: Human Resource Law

Introduction

States of Estates is a national estate planning firm with 2,500 employees across 8 states. My presentation will provide an overview of Title VII and Affirmative Action and how the company can minimize liability and discrimination practices with the company.

Overview of Title VII

On June 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, which was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.“My fellow citizens, we have come now to a time of testing. We must not fail. Let us close the springs of racial poison. Let us pray for wise and understanding hearts. Let us lay aside irrelevant differences and make our nation whole.”

OVERVIEW OF TITLE VII

Affects all employers, regardless of sizeTitle VII pertains to a specific section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964It is against the law for employers to discriminate because of:Race ColorSexOriginReligion

What is Affirmative Action?

On March 6, 1961 President John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 10925, which included a provision that government contractors “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.”

Types of Affirmative Action

Executive Order 11246“The contractor will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Such action shall include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship”.

Types of Affirmative Action

Judicial Affirmative Action

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Types of Affirmative Action

Voluntary affirmative action

Minimize liability for race and national origin discrimination

The employee handbook is a way to minimize liability for race and national origin discrimination

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Minimize liability for race and national origin discrimination

Train employeesRespond to internal complaints quickly and efficiently

Is affirmative action required?

Theoretically, affirmative action was introduced in order to overcome past discrimination and make a more equal society. Affirmative action is believed to be the best way to make sure diversity is obtained as well as maintained in the place of work. Due to the Executive Order 11246 States of Estates must create and keep a written affirmative action plan. Eliminating discrimination in the workplace remains a high priority for the government. I recommend States of Estates to implement an affirmative action plan.

References

Bowen, Mae. “This Day in History: President Lyndon B. Johnson Signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” National Archives and Records Administration, National Archives and Records Administration, 2 July 2015, obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/blog/2015/07/02/day-history-president-lyndon-b-johnson-signed-civil-rights-act-1964.A Brief History of Affirmative Action. (2019). Retrieved August 12, 2019, from http://www.oeod.uci.edu/policies/aa_history.php