The employment of individuals in an equal and nondiscriminatory manner is mandated by public policy. Therefore, equal employment opportunity has become a major area of concern for HR specialists and individual managers. Employers in all types of organizations must be aware of the laws and court rulings in this area in order to carry out their jobs in a responsible manner. If employers violate the law, the courts and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have ruled that ignorance of the law is not a valid defense against discrimination charges.
As a marketing manager you have recently turned down Nancy Conrad for a position as sales supervisor. Nancy believes the denial was due to her gender and she has filed sex discrimination charges with the EEOC.
a) Explain the steps the EEOC will use to process the charge.
b) Include Nancy’s options during the process.
c) How can we, as HR professionals, ensure that retaliation does not take place against Nancy?
d) Please support your points with in-text citations and include a reference list.
NOTE: Wikipedia cannot be used as a source for this class. Also, do not cut and paste from your sources, but read and then put in your own words, this means paraphrase and cite your sources following APA guidelines.