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Rights Act of 1991 (CRA)
The Civil Rights Act of 1991amends Title VIIof the Civil Rights Act of 1964to strengthen federal civil rights laws, improve the understanding of
the laws, and allow for damages in regards to intentional
in employment. The Civil Rights
Act makes the following assertions that Congress finds:
Additional assistance is needed under federal
law to prevent discriminationand
harassment in the workplace.
The ruling in
Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio reduced the protections of
Federal civil rights.
Unlawful discriminationin employment requires additional legislation to eliminate the
By placing the CRA into law, Congress intended to
provide ways for eliminating intentional discriminationand unlawful harassment in the workplace. They defined provisions to
ensure governmental authority over the Civil Rights Act and to
strengthen statutes in response to decisions by the Supreme Court that
weakened discrimination protections.
Over the 5-year period
from FY 1997 through FY 2001, the EEOC filed 1,963 suits.
The above book excerpt is from:
Firing Computer Professionals
manager Guide for Terminating "With Cause"