Analyze a Specific Case to Understand Equal Employment Opportunity Laws

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Analyze a Specific Case to Understand Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and Their Impact on Human Resources
Employment and Labor Law

Jason Berning

Presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree This essay highlights a Supreme Court case concerning discrimination in the workplace. Besides conveying important facts about the case, including its origins and prior rulings, analysis will take place on the Court’s decision and its effect on employers and human resource personnel.
EEOC
The plaintiff in this case was the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filing in regard of Eric Baker, a former Waffle House employee (EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION v. WAFFLE HOUSE, INC, 2015). The EEOC is a federal entity charged with enforcing federal laws making discrimination illegal in the cases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, disability, and age (About the EEOC: overview, 2015). Further recognized as discrimination are action deemed negative against an individual and brought about from a person complaining about discrimination, filing a charge of discrimination, or being involved in an investigation or lawsuit involving discrimination (About the EEOC: overview, 2015). This law effects most employers with 15 or more employees including labor unions and employment agencies and applies to multiple work situations including hiring, promotions, training, wages, benefits, harassment, and firing (About the EEOC: overview, 2015). Besides being active in outreach and education efforts to reduce discrimination, the EEOC has authority to investigate charges and take action if discrimination is found. The EEOC will often try to settle a charge against a company but if unsuccessful the will file lawsuits against the allegedly offensive party…...

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