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Case Law and Discrimination Purviews Anti-Discrimination Laws were enacted to promote fairness equality and opportunity within the workplace Bennett Alexander Hartman 2003 p 5 More specifically these federal employment laws prohibit employment practices that discriminate on the basis of age race color gender national origin religion and disability The same laws also prohibit employers from retaliating against those individuals who file claims of discrimination There are several civil rights statutes that employers must become familiar with and incorporate into their daily business and employment practices These statutes would include Age Discrimination Act ADEA Americans with Disabilities Act ADA Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Equal Pay Act EPA Executive Order 11246 and the Vocational Rehabilitation Act As we review case law pertaining to discriminatory practices within the workplace Team C will identify all statutes that pertain to the specific case at hand and how the courts ruling may influence future discrimination cases Race In the Bell v Clackamas County case Carmichell Bell was the first African-American deputy to be hired by Clackamas County Sheriffs Office Bell was hired by the sheriffs office at a higher salary due to his prior experience as a police officer in Lake Oswego his law enforcement experience in the Armed Services and his completion of training programs that were similar to those programs within the sheriffs office Bell began his training phases and successfully completed 3 of the 5 phases However while in his third phase his immediate supervisor directed him to conduct acts of racial profiling while acting as county sheriff His supervisor also made derogatory comments related to the characteristics of African American men Although Bell successfully completed phase 3 it was in his fourth phase of training that things began to deteriorate During his fourth phase Bell received criticism regarding his talking like a black person during the interrogation of a witness Bell decided to question the criticism received by his supervisor With the support and
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