Chapter 3 Legal Issues in employee selection
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
A branch of the department of labour responsible with investigating and
prosecuting complaints of employment discrimination.
A process in which an employee files a complaint with the organization and a
person/committee makes a decision regarding the complaint
Mediation: A method of resolving conflict in which a neutral 3 party is asked to
help 2 parties reach an agreement.
Arbitration: Resolving conflicts in which a neutral 3 party makes the correct
decision when 2 parties present their cases.
Binding- no appealing decision
Nonbinding: may appeal the decision
Filing Discrimination Charge
No merit= complainant accepts decision or “right to sue”
Merit= Settlement between complainant and employer or no settlement reached,
case goes to federal district court
Protected Class: Any group of people for whom protective legislation has been
passed (protected by federal law)
Under the U.S constitution, federal government may not deny person equal
protection under the law
Under the U.S constitution, no state may not deny person equal protection under the
Colour protected under the Civil Rights Acts
Sex protect under the Civil Rights Acts and Equal Pay Act
National Origin protected under Civil Rights Acts (Hispanics are protected under