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Prince William County Human Rights Commission Table of Contents 2 1. Introduction2. Civil Rights Act Title VII3. Bases of Discrimination4. How to File.

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2 Prince William County Human Rights Commission

3 Table of Contents 2 1. Introduction2. Civil Rights Act Title VII3. Bases of Discrimination4. How to File a Compliant Prince William County Human Rights Commission

4 Goal and Objectives o Goal To educate citizens concerning employment rights and various types of discrimination o Objectives To provide examples of discrimination To provide awareness of the methods and solutions to fight discrimination 3 Prince William County Human Rights Commission

5 Definition of Discrimination Discrimination is the treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit. 4 Prince William County Human Rights Commission

6 Civil Rights Movement o Lunch counter sit-ins o Rosa Parks’ boycott of the bus system o 200,000 people gathered for -“March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” o Martin Luther King Jr. -“I Have a Dream Speech” 5 Prince William County Human Rights Commission

7 What did the Civil Rights Act Do? 6 Prince William County Human Rights Commission Right to vote Eliminate Discrimination Authorized to Attorney Establish commissions

8 The Equal Pay Act of 1963 o The Civil Rights Movement influenced the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 o The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is a United States federal law amending the Fair Labor Standards Act, aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex. It was signed into law on June 10, 1963 by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program. In passing the bill, Congress denounces sex discrimination Prince William County Human Rights Commission

9 Title VII Employment Rights o Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964, as amended prohibits discrimination on the basis of : 8 RaceColorReligionSex National Ori gin RetaliationDisabilityAge Prince William County Human Rights Commission

10 Title VII Employment Rights o Title VII prohibits discrimination in all terms, conditions and privileges of employment including: 9 HiringFiring CompensationBenefitsJob AssignmentsPromotionsDiscipline Prince William County Human Rights Commission

11 10 o Race Individual characteristic associated with race. -Skin color, Hair texture or certain facial features o Color Color of the skin -Whether a person’s skin tone is lighter or darker. -Between same race or cultural biased. o National origin Individual’s ancestoral country of origin -Characteristics of a particular national origin group -Individual’s accent or manner of speaking Prince William County Human Rights Commission Discrimination

12 11 o Religion Treating a person unfavorably because of religious beliefs -Connection with a religious organization or group. o Sex Sexual harassment -Sex-based pay disparity -Pregnancy based discrimination o Disability The Americans with Disabilities Act or Rehabilitation Act -Treated unfavorably because he or she has a disability -Individual’s history of a disability Prince William County Human Rights Commission Discrimination

13 Enforcement of Employment Rights o Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC) – Federal level o Human Rights Division of the Virginia Attorney General’s Office o Prince William County Human Rights Commission (PWCHRC) – Local level o Fair Employment Practices Agency - nationwide (FEPA) – Local level Prince William County Human Rights Commission

14 Know Your Rights Work free of d iscrimi- nation and har assment Complain abo ut job discrimi nation Request work place changes Keep your me dical informati on private 13 Prince William County Human Rights Commission

15 Know Your Responsibilities 14 Prince William County Human Rights Commission

16 How to file a complaint Check list Did it occur outside of Prince William co unty? Did it occur more than 300 days after th e alleged action? Did you file with EEOC?

17 Follow the Complaint by , phone, letter or office visit 1. Contact PWC Human Rights by , phone, letter or office visit Complete an intake questionnaire 2. Intake Process - Complete an intake questionnaire Charge of Discrimination 3. File a formal job discrimination complaint called a “Charge of Discrimination” 4. Mediation 5. Investigation 6. Probable Cause/No Probable Cause 7. Letter of Determination/Notice of Rights and Dismissal 16 Prince William County Human Rights Commission

18 Cost of Complaint o EEOC services are free! o Local services are free! 17 Prince William County Human Rights Commission

19 Mediation o A mediation occurs before your complaint is investigated by PWHRC and provides you and your employer a chance to talk about your concerns. o If both parties agree to the terms of the mediation, the charge will be settled based on these terms and closed. o If Mediation fails it moves on to investigation. Prince William County Human Rights Commission

20 Investigation o The fact finding process o Review and analyze information received, interview witnesses or persons named in the charge, and obtain other information pertinent to the charge. 19 Prince William County Human Rights Commission

21 Probable Cause/ No Probable Cause o No Probable Cause - failed to bare the burden of proof that there was in fact an act of discrimination by the employer. o Probable Cause – evidence of discrimination was discovered. Prince William County Human Rights Commission

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23 Human Rights for everyone Prince William County Human Rights Commission Add: Donald Curtis Dr. Suite 125 Woodbridge, VA Tel: Thank you for listening


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