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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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Law Firm That Helps Employers Avoid Discrimination Complaints Is Sued For Dis...
Charlotte Observer Law firm that helps employers avoid discrimination complaints is sued for discrimination Charlotte Observer One of her attorneys said Ogletree39s workplace practices undermine its expressed commitment to equal opportunity. It39s ironic that a law firm like Ogletree, which boasts of its diversity initiatives and prides itself on effectively counseling Ogletree Law Firm Accused of Gender Pay Gap in 300 Million SuitBloomberg Ogletree Deakins Hit with 300M Gender Bias Suit Big Law BusinessBloomberg Big Law Business Suit by female Ogletree shareholder alleges gender discriminationIndiana Lawyer ABA Journal all 8 news articles raquo

Conn. Supreme Court Sides With State In Education Funding Fight Law.com
Law.com Conn. Supreme Court Sides With State in Education Funding Fight Law.com Rogers said it39s up to the Legislature, not the courts, to create educational policy. Rogers also noted that the trial court properly found the plaintiffs failed to establish that the state violated the equal protection provisions of the state and more raquo

Murphy Signs 1st Executive Order, Targeting Wage Gap ROINJ.com
ROI NJ.com Murphy signs 1st executive order, targeting wage gap ROI NJ.com Flanked by legislators and his wife, Gov. Phil Murphy signed his first executive order just three hours after his inauguration Tuesday, mandating a change in hiring practices for all state employees. New Jersey39s state government must set a positive and more raquo

Fourth Timeaposs A Charm: Bellevue Legislator Plans To Pass Equal Pay Law Thi...
Bellevue Reporter Fourth time39s a charm: Bellevue legislator plans to pass equal pay law this year Bellevue Reporter After re introducing her Equal Pay Opportunity Act every legislative session since 2015, and facing a Republican controlled Senate that would not allow a floor vote on the companion bill, Rep. Tana Senn D Mercer Island thinks this will be the year and more raquo

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