Human Relations Law and Challenges in the Public Sector

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Essay #: 068524
Total text length is 5,482 characters (approximately 3.8 pages).

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The beginning:
Human Relations Law and Challenges in the Public Sector
The following paper looks at one piece of human relations law – the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967, with significant amendments in 1978) – and explores how the issue that sparked the adoption of such a law (systemic discrimination against older workers) is still an issue today insofar as budget cuts and the current drop in government revenues means that the public sector is pressured to find new ways of boosting productivity and increasing output; older workers, who may be less spontaneous when it comes to embracing new technology or new modes of doing things, are occasionally perceived as “getting in the way” when managers would much rather have workers who are young,...
The end:
.....). The law is strong and all-encompassing.
In the end, the laws and protections do exist and what we need to do now is to further consolidate and entrench the gains made over the past two generations.
Works Cited
Fanelli, P. (2009). Public sector law blog: Congress considers bill to amend burden of proof in age discrimination claims. Retrieved April 18, 2011 from http://publicsectorlaw.wordpress.com/
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (2011). The age discrimination in employment act of 1967. Retrieved April, 19, 2011 from http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/adea.cfm
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (2008). Facts about age discrimination. Retrieved April 18, 2011 from http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/age.html