Thursday, November 17, 2011

Job Discrimination Complaints Hit All-Time High


While America has always stood for being a country with diverse ethnic cultures that make us great, the fear is that those who have the least may suffer the most in this economic downturn as unemployment rises and jobs, even those that were previously unwanted, now become a precious commodity.

The federal agency responsible for investigating employment discrimination charges reported this week that the number of complaints coming from workers and job seekers has hit an all-time high. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is a proposed bill in the United States Congress that would prohibit discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by civilian, nonreligious employers with at least 15 employees.

Section 1981 of the U.S. Code provides additional federal remedies to deter harassment and intentional discrimination in the workplace. Amended in 1991, § 1981 provides the requisite elements for proving a disparate impact claim and permits a jury to award compensatory and punitive damages in situations of intentional discrimination. Further, the U.S. Supreme Court has recently interpreted § 1981 to imply a private cause of action for race-based retaliation claims. A race-based retaliation claim is one in which an employer has retaliated against an employee for having previously filed a complaint of racial-discrimination. Read more....

4 comments:

  1. I think that discrimination against people in general is wrong. I don't care what ethnicity or gender or orientation someone is. However laws already on the books to supposedly prevent discrimination have had opposite and even disasterous results. It has created special groups with special privilages. The people in these groups can commit infractions with impunity that would cause ordinary people to get fired. They can file false claims of discrimination and the burden of proof falls on the accused not the accuser. What we have created IS discrimination.

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  2. You CANNOT change human nature

    It CANNOT be done

    We have come to the point whereby very soon; we will in this fucked up country; welcome with open arms, child molesters.

    Because you see; they have rights to - all of them.

    That's why; in a very small nutshell; we're not only going down - we're already there - just
    hasn't gone full circle yet.

    Wait a minute ! yep; there you have it now !

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  3. thru Christ u can receive God's nature however, stronger then the old or man's natural nature and able to overcome the old nature within and this world. but yeah, the world is kaput

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  4. discrimination against people in general is wrong.The people in these groups can commit infractions with impunity that would cause ordinary people to get fired.

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