The History and Evolution of Title Vii and Its Amendments (Pda, Ada, Adea).

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a. The history and evolution of Title VII and its amendments (PDA, ADA, Adea). b. The application of Title VII and amendments in the workplace. In 1943 Congress introduced the very first equal employment bill but it failed to pass both houses. Congress for the next twenty years introduced equal employment bills but they were either kicked by committee or died under the threat of Senate filibusters. The failure of these bills were no surprise given the history of discrimination in this country but what was a surprise was the success of the equal employment provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Before the assignation of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, he supported Title VII which was part of a broad program of the
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Qualified persons with disabilities who work for the federal government are covered against discrimination under Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991 provides monetary damages, among other things, for intentional employment discrimination.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (n.d.) Web site says The PDA (Pregnancy Discrimination Act) is an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Women who are pregnant or affected by conditions that are related must always be treated the same way as other employees or applicants that have similar limitations or abilities. Discriminating against them on the basis they are pregnant, childbirth, or any other related medical condition constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII. Pregnancy-related protections under Title VII include pregnancy and maternity leave, hiring, fringe benefits and health insurance.


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