ERIC Number: ED215165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Equity from a Business, Industry, and Labor Perspective. Research and Development Series No. 214I.
This paper traces legislative developments that affect equity in employment, either favorably or unfavorably. Through a review of federal civil rights legislation, it describes conflicts among federal laws and critiques public policymakers, constituency groups, and legislators by discussing specific problems in employment and their potential solutions. Conflicts between equity and employment practices are illustrated through an analysis of court cases. Examples of subjects discussed are seniority clauses in union contracts, employment testing, pregnancy and health-related benefits, bona fide occupational qualifications that serve to exclude, reasonable accommodation for religious beliefs, and the potential conflict between affirmative action regulations and nondiscrimination policies. (YLB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Business, Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation, Employment Practices, Employment Qualifications, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Fringe Benefits, Health Insurance, Occupational Tests, Pregnancy, Seniority, Social Discrimination, Unions, Vocational Education
The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, National Center Publications, Box F, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 (RD214I, $2.35; set of 17 papers, RD214, $30.00; Equity in Vocational Education, RD213, $5.50. Quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
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