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Submitted By scar9duece
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It’s a rear tradition this day and age to read any good news on the news paper page, one of my childhood favorite shows would recite in the opening tune. Even though that was back in the mid nineties the message is still true. Every time I look to the news paper I find that some act of discrimination to others has taken place from either the workforce or outside world. With the importance of a career being so crucial to life, good thing at the least the people have the US equal employment opportunity commission behind their back.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was produced to enforce federal laws to protect the people from discrimination based on their personal or physical qualities instead of the content of their mind and the relevance of it to the job at hand. Discrimination can be based on race, sex, color, age, religion, disability and so much more. According to the EEOC.GOV the EEOC protects the following federal laws: "Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, titles I and V of the Americans with Disability Act, and title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008."
Recently the EEOC hit BMW with a huge discrimination lawsuit. EEOC filed suit alleging that one of the BMW facilities in South Carolina revised its criminal background check policy that had an outstanding impact on African Americas. Outstanding usually sounds like a great thing, but according to the EEOC the result of this new policy lead to the release of "645 experienced employees, 88 were denied retire, including 70 blacks, the commission claims. That means 80% of those turned away were black, despite blacks constituting only 55% of employees."
With that being said, BMW violated the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act "by utilizing a criminal conviction policy that disproportionately screened out African…...

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