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The past few days the human resources department has been discussing the importance of implementing an affirmative action policy to assist in assuring that the company complies with equal employment opportunity laws. The department has decided that the best action is to contact the members of the board of directors. The Federal Government has passed several laws to prevent employment discrimination, and not complying with these laws can cause serious consequences. The purpose of equal employment opportunity laws are to assist in allowing the fair and nonbiased treatment of individuals in all aspects of employment (Bohlander & Snell, 2007). It’s critical that management on all levels of the company is kept up to date on these laws. Failure to follow equal employment opportunity laws can introduce very costly lawsuits and can give employers, customers, and the general public a negative outlook of the company.
Although several laws have been passed in legislation to provide regulations regarding equal employment opportunity, there are also several state and local laws that organizati…
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