The Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 primarily aims to safeguard employees against any act of harassment and/or discrimination from company owners, employers, and even co-workers. Moreover, protecting employees against employment discrimination on the basis of color, race, national origin, religion, ethnic group, or gender is at its core.
Meanwhile, here are the specific period of employment and other employment matters that are covered by the Title VII.
Application, Hiring, and Promotion
Employers must always comprehend that job requirements should fairly apply to all employees despite the differences in race. Employers may be charged of discrimination charges if found out to be guilty of violating the rule.
Compensation and Other Employment Terms and Conditions
The Title VII prohibits discrimination in compensation and other terms, conditions, and employment benefits. Any decision to make should not exhibit discriminatory basis especially giving salary, benefits, work assignments, training, performance evaluations, or termination and discharge.
Harassment is considered if and when someone from the company makes derogatory comments, racial gags, ethnic insult, or other illegal harassment especially if the conduct creates an unpleasant or hostile employment environment, or hampers with the employee’s job performance.
Classification of Employees
When marginal employees are separated by isolating them physically from other employees or from contact to customer, the Title VII is clearly violated. It is because by virtue of the statute, it is illegal to put minor employees in minor establishments or isolated areas.
Employees have the rights to be retaliation-free if in case they combat to discrimination. Furthermore, the Title VII functions if an employee participates in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) inquest proceeding, and thus, terminated by filing a charge, assisting, testifying, or actual participating in an agency proceeding.
Employment discrimination should never be observed or felt in any company. In case it occurs in your workplace, consult employment discrimination lawyers in your locality.