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Equal Opportunity Law

Equal opportunity Law as administered by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission includes rights given to individuals under various laws such as the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment act and others.  In addition to employment, equal opportunity also refers to equal access to such services as health care, education and social welfare.  The collection of laws passed by the United States Congress give protections to individuals with regard to discrimination of race, gender, age, national origin and religion.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was established to enforce all of the federal laws regarding discrimination and equal treatment in the workplace.  Some of the laws enforced by the EEOC are called "affirmative action" laws which provide certain segments of the population that suffer persistent discrimination in employment preferential rights over those not in these population segments.  Some consider affirmative action nothing more than reverse discrimination but it has helped bring many socially oppressed population segments escape a poverty driven cycle.

Federal and state governments require the implementation of affirmative action programs in governmental hiring and contracting.  Some countries consider such practices to be illegal under their equal opportunity laws.  The concepts of equal opportunity and affirmative action have been controversial in their implementation and in their attempt to arrive at a state of equality for all.  

 

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KMSP TV Review finds Univ. of Minnesota complied with law, policy during Gophers football suspensions KMSP TV No criminal charges were filed, but the U of M Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action conducted its own investigation into the allegations. Five of the players were eventually cleared and five were expelled or suspended. The Board of

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Cincinnati.com State senator: Investigate Deters, Justice DeWine Cincinnati Enquirer Cincinnati.com A state senator from Cincinnati accused Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters and an Ohio Supreme Court justice of breaking the same law used to convict and more raquo

San Diego Approves Equal Pay Law To Address Persistent Gender Gap The San Di...
The San Diego Union Tribune San Diego approves equal pay law to address persistent gender gap The San Diego Union Tribune San Diego on Monday became the largest city in the nation to pass a law requiring city contractors and consultants to pay employees equally regardless of and more raquo

Deters, State Judge Accused Of Breaking The Same Law As Tracie Hunter WXIX
Deters, state judge accused of breaking the same law as Tracie Hunter WXIX quotCollege students should have an equal opportunity to compete for internships without having to be concerned about nepotism and cronyism,quot Thomas said. quotYou might say, what39s the big deal However, we need not forget the charge and conviction of Judge and more raquo

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