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Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations: A Strategic Approach, 4th Edition by Joan E. Pynes

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CHAPTER THREE

FEDERAL EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LAWS AND OTHER EMPLOYEE PROTECTIONS

After you have read this chapter, you should be able to

  • Understand the federal laws related to equal employment opportunity and their implications for strategic human resources management
  • Be able to explain the difference between equal employment opportunity and affirmative action
  • Comprehend the religious exemption from Title VII protections provided to some religious-affiliated nonprofit organizations
  • Know the differences between disparate treatment and disparate impact theories of employment discrimination
  • Be able to understand and apply the constitutional protections provided to public employees
  • Understand the concept of employment at will

The legal environment ...

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