Rights, Acts, and Discrimination

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Rights, Acts, and Discrimination Kristina Hager DeVry University Employment Law/HRM-320-64248 July 27, 2013 Justin Lawrence

Rights, Acts, and Discrimination Rights and laws are put into effect every day to help support the rights against discrimination and the integrity of an organization. Sometimes our rights are taken advantage of and we are not able to fight for equal rights. Organizations, such as the BFOQ or the Federal Privacy Act, help assist in our rights and safety for human beings. The BFOQ or the Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications are a set of qualifications to help consider the right decision about hiring an individual or individuals for a specific job title. These qualifications should be related to the job descriptions which are a necessity for the best job performance. For instance, although protected from discrimination of age an employer may not hire a man older than 65 for a position as a police officer due to relevant factors from the performance of a much younger male. The Glass Ceiling Commission is based on how prepared minorities are for management positions or salary increases based on availability and not due to race or sex. The purpose for Glass Ceiling Commissions is to adhere to the Civil Rights Act of 1991 which opens the doors for women and employees of color to break through the glass ceiling of a company and obtain promotions that are rightfully theirs if they have acquired the opportunity and the rights to that position as equals to any other individual. Women and minorities are welcome to fight by overcoming barriers and advance beyond their positions to live their lives as professionals by the rights of equal fairness. The Federal Privacy Act of 1974 is an act that has regulated the Federal Government private information from any individual and how they…...

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