The legal aspects of equal employment opportunities in the public schools

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Joseph R. Brooks (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: Employment discrimination, an issue in both the public and the private sectors, has provided the basis for a myriad of court decisions, Presidential Orders, federal and state guidelines, rules, policies, and regulations. Beginning with the Civil Rights Act of 1866, employment discrimination has been a continuing concern of the American people for over one hundred years. Both state and federal legislative bodies and the courts at all levels have sought to make it illegal to engage in employment discrimination. Immediately following the Civil War, the United States Congress enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1866. In addition to providing a guarantee to the newly freed slaves that they would have the same legal rights as whites, the act also included the right to enter into contracts of employment without discrimination.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Affirmative action programs $x Law and legislation
Discrimination in employment $x Law and legislation
Public schools $x Employment

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