Reverse Discirmination

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Short essay on Understanding of Equal Opportunity Employment

The early 1960's the workplace in United States was a unjust and biased place. The opportunities for minorities could have been consider nonexistence in the United States. The minorities did not only consist of people of different races but women and people with disabilities. Federal ,state and local legislation decided to do something about the inequality of the workplace. The idea of equal employment opportunity is introduced to the United States. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 was passed to prevented employers from paying employees of one gender more or less than an employee of the opposite gender, after the passing of this act there was several to follow. The amendment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1967, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and several more acts was passed since the beginning of the Equal Employment Opportunity in the 1960s. The world today is a different place, diversity is the main focus of many workplace and many business would not be operating today without the minority workforce. The workplace is far from perfect , discrimination lawsuits are being filed everyday where a employee believes he or she is being discriminated against. The lawsuits are not just about race or gender but about sex orientation, religion, and culture. Affirmative action is the results of equal employment opportunities; which requires an employer to take positive action when hiring employees regardless of their race, creed, color or national origin. (mondy, 2010).

Affirmative action is a controversial issues in the United States, some people feel that affirmative action is solving discrimination with discrimination. The use of affirmative action is being debated, do we still need it in the workplace or have we become diverse enough to where we do not need to regulate employers on who they hire. The use affirmative action has introduced reverse...