Statute and Case Law

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Statute and Case Law Relationship Paper

Charity Lehman
Cev Smith
Michelle R Wilson
Connie Ferguson-Rangel
MGT 434
April 5, 2006

Introduction

Anti-Discrimination Laws were enacted to "promote fairness, equality, and opportunity within the workplace." More distinctively, these federal employment laws prohibit employment practices that discriminate on the basis of race, age, gender, national origin, color, disability and religion. The same laws also prohibit employers from striking back against those persons who filed claims of discrimination. There are several civil rights statutes that employers must become familiar with and incorporate into their daily business and employment practices. These statutes would include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination Act (ADEA), Equal Pay Act (EPA), and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Executive Order 11246, and the Vocational Rehabilitation Act. Religion The first amendment to the United States Constitution states in part “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” (Author Unknown, 1791). This statute has been at the root of a number of legal issues surrounding the Ten Commandments from Jewish and Christian religion of late. A number of cases from Texas to Maryland to Nebraska have worked their way through the Federal court system with a few being heard by the Supreme Court. Opponents advocate that even religious symbols such as the Ten Commandments placed on public property are a violation of the First Amendment while proponents advocate that the Commandments are a founding part of our legal system and placing them in proximity to public property does not equate to Congress establishing a law respecting religion.

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