Equal Employment Opportunity in the United States
Discusses affirmative action (AA), equal employment opportunity (EEO)and the hiring process in America.
# 28472 | 1,755 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Jun 29, 2003 in Economics (Labor) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , Hot Topics (Affirmative Action) , Labor Studies (General)
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Affirmative action (AA) refers to the social practice in which members of historically disadvantaged groups are given preferential treatment in an attempt by the United States to compensate for any harm that was caused to their ancestors in the past. The paper shows that equal employment opportunity strictly prohibits employment discrimination and its main purpose is to eliminate any form of bias in the hiring process or the workplace. The paper examines the requirements for AA/EEO and shows arguments for and against these policies. It also examines the effectiveness of AA/EEO requirements and ultimately argues that these requirements have ensured that the majority of businesses do not practice unfair employment practices in the United States.
From the Paper:"Opponents of affirmative action believe that it is actually reversed discrimination in the workplace. However, a recent study by Rutgers University law school revealed that only a few dozen cases of reverse discrimination were reported in federal courts over a four-year period (Wilson, 1995) and the courts rejected most. Opponents also say that affirmative action policies also lead to lower hiring standards.
Affirmative action does not require quotas. In areas where minorities or women are underutilized, hiring or promotional goals are established, but quotas do not result in reverse discrimination."
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