civil rights

EEOC

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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Electronic Surveillance

Overview

Electronic surveillance is defined in federal law as the nonconsensual acquisition by an electronic, mechanical, or other surveillance device of the contents of any wire or electronic communication, under circumstances in which a party to the...

Emancipation

An act by which a person (generally a slave or a minor) who was once under the authority of another is set free.

Emancipation is viewed in some jurisdictions as a liberation of the bound individual from their duty to serve and obey their...

Employment Discrimination

Employment Discrimination Overview:

Employment Discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical disability, and age by employers. Discriminatory practices include bias in...

Enabling Clauses

Clauses in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments that provide Congress with the power to enforce those amendments by means of "appropriate legislation".

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Overview

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) enforces federal laws prohibiting workplace discrimination. The EEOC was created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The employment section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, known as Title...

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe federal agency responsible for interpreting and enforcing laws that prohibit employment discrimination, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and...

Equal Protection

Overview

Equal Protection refers to the idea that a governmental body may not deny people equal protection of its governing laws. The governing body state must treat an individual in the same manner as others in similar conditions and circumstances....

Equal-opportunity Employer

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability. Employers typically claim to be equal-opportunity employers in job advertisements...

Equivalent

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryEqual in value, force, or meaning.

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