How people have fought against discrimination
Many employees face discrimination.
The ADA, ADEA, Title VII Civil Rights Act and OSHA' s whistleblower
laws help females, minorities, disabled or mentally challenged employees
either get and keep their jobs. Also, any employee who files a
complaint is protected by the OSHA' s whistleblower and civil rights
laws. Prior to 1960, there was a lot of discrimination.
Presidents such as Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Vice-President
Dan Quail have played a major role in alleviating discrimination.
Abraham Lincoln ended slavery in 1898. This brought freedom to the
African Americans. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects
minorities, females, and employees in non-traditional professions keep
their jobs. Non-traditional professions are a reference when female
works in a traditionally male environment such as engineering,
construction, computer field, etc. Also, it protects males that are in
traditionally female professions such as nursing, daycare, hostess, etc.
President, John F. Kennedy played a vital role in the civil rights
movement. The 1960's were years when African Americans and other
minorities were recognized in employment places due to the Civil Rights
Act. Martin Luther King and so many people spoke and publicized equal
rights for all people. Without these movements, we would be stuck back
in the 1960's where segregation played a role in society. I am glad we
have diversity to be the number 1 nation in the world by contributing
globally through American influences. Some of the American influences
are the Army, Navy, Air-Force, and Marines plus USA companies going
overseas. The USA is a role model for fairness when it comes to hiring a
diversified workforce. A lot of societies are affected by blood is
thicker than water, the caste system in India, and other racial
differences. These type of attitudes does not help employees get fair
treatment in other countries as well as in the USA.
Dan Quail played a key role in creating the Joint Training Partnership
Act(JTPA). This helped displaced employees such as homemakers, people
who cannot get rehired in their field due to disabilities or attrition,
single moms, etc. get training and help for daycare, gas expenses, etc.
This has been replaced by other programs for youth, women, and men. I
believe JTPA helped you train to your fullest potential. Current
programs give you minimal training and low paying jobs, unlike the JTPA
mom, Sandy Dwyer, worked closely with ADA organizations. She was a
member of the USA Congress. She handled complaints in reference to ADA
and Civil Rights Act. Many employees were terminated because of their
differences. She has processed many complaints and tried to get their
job back by mediation.
mom has closely worked with BVR employees. BVR stands for Bureau of
Vocational Rehabilitation. One of her clients had back problems. Due to
her disability, she received a scholarship. Since my mom was a BVR
contractor she was able to help this lady pass her math class to obtain
her degree. There are many examples and miracles she was able to put in
OSHA whistleblower act is a key because it protects employees and
citizens from filing complaints against any company. Prior to working
for Congress my mother, Sandy Dwyer, was a Senior Environmental
Engineer. She would get many complaints from citizens. Her job was to
inspect and process the complaints. One of the complaints was in
reference to a sludge management plan. This was the practice of
spreading manure on farm fields to help save money for farmers as well
as meeting pollution prevention act to avoid irresponsible disposal or
filling up landfills quickly. She found out a neighbor boy could not
handle the smell and would set off his asthma attacks. She was able to
show other forms of fertilization instead of manure spreading. All in
all, everything was kept anonymous.
it comes to laws California and New York set examples for rest of the
states. I live in Ohio. California, New York, and Ohio are in the top 10
states for setting precedent on all laws including Civil Rights, ADA,
whistleblower, and other acts.
new laws are enacted it takes a long time to get them through the
Congress. Implementation has to be accepted by each state before each
city implements fairness laws.
is known to have the most lawyers compared to any country. Next is the
UK. We surpass the UK in terms of lawsuits. I think having so many
lawyers keeps all employees and firms on their toes. Because of lawyers
and the legal system we are able to set an example to the rest of the
world when it comes to diversity. Most of the world comes in contact
with a US influence through the military, USA firms or retail firms such
as McDonald's hamburgers and fries. Because of Civil Rights Act and
diversity we hold no bars when it comes to going overseas and starting a
business. Lawyers are utilized in this process to get the ball rolling
to law firms such as Steven and McMillan we as America, employees, and
citizens are able to freely pursue any career without restrictions.
Without law firms such as yours, only a few would benefit. Due to law
firms like yours and our legal system we experience diversity and equal