Equal Employment Opportunity Act
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This paper examines how America, one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries in the world, has not achieved equal opportunities for certain groups of people and how discrimination still exists at all levels. It focuses on the Equal Opportunity Employment Act (EEO) as it relates to women and people over the age of fifty. It discusses how the EEO act should be applied and enforced by employers and looks at methods in which human resources professionals should structure their EEO Policy in accordance with the law. Proper implementation of EEO regulations will help to ensure a diverse work force, which can lead to increased competitiveness, innovation and a spark in thought leadership which is unarguably a necessity in today's global marketplace.
From the Paper:"Women make roughly seventy-six cents for every dollar a man earns. Relatively women are worse off than men in terms of unemployment, education and occupational distribution despite laws such as the EEO that seek to eradicate such disparities. Research reveals that men represent ninety-five percent of senior level executives among the top one thousand publicly held firms. Yet, women comprise of half the population and more women than men are receiving collegiate degrees. Why are women still unable to break through the glass ceiling? Gender discrimination in the workplace has been attributed to gender-role socialization, personal values and prejudices and differential education and training."
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Equal Employment Opportunity Act (2003, March 30) Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/essay/equal-employment-opportunity-act-22898/
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