ERIC Number: ED107316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Notice of Charge of Employment Discrimination--Prelude to Fact Finding or Witch Hunt?
Marsee, Stuart E.
Recent legislation has required affirmative action in the hiring practices of educational institutions. In order to ascertain the effects of equal employment laws on community college administration in California, a questionnaire was prepared and sent to 98 California community college districts; it requested administrators to provide information regarding their personal experiences with Notices of Charge of Employment Discrimination. Of the 74 college districts responding, 28 (37.8 percent) had received such notices; the majority were charges of sex discrimination. Written comments added to the questionnaires indicate the administrators' dissatisfaction with the procedures; they claim that they are assumed guilty until proven innocent, that the paperwork involved in defense is monumental, and that the length of litigation is extensive. According to the author, the federal and state "Guidelines" and "Regulations" were written to direct employers who hire workers in large numbers to perform jobs whose outputs can be measured quantitatively; they are thus only vaguely appropriate for educational institutions. Also, because the agencies bringing the charges represent the plaintiff and also act as the judge of the case, they are not neutral fact finders. The various laws, agencies, and problems associated with affirmative action are discussed. (DC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1972