Title VII Basics For Criminal Justice Professionals

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Course Length: 2 hrs. Student Contact

Certificate of Completion: Included

Course Overview

 In 1964 the federal government enacted Title VII of the Civil Rights Act intended in part to prevent or reduce illegal employment discrimination against members of a protected class. Despite the passage of these many years claims of illegal employment discrimination continue to abound. In this course we are going to discuss this ever timely topic. You will learn of the key terms and definitions that can cause or prevent claims of illegal employment discrimination. We will discuss what protected classes are under Title VII to include race and color, religion, national origin and gender, including sexual harassment as sex discrimination. We will also discuss when protected class members may not be the victim of illegal discrimination in situations involving a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ). Finally, we will discuss the theories and mechanics of discrimination claims and suggest ways in which entities can reduce the risk of illegal employment discrimination.

Learning objectives:

Upon the completion of this course you will learn: 

  1. Understand what a BFOQ and the sources of a BFOQ.
  2. What a protected class is defined to be under Title VII.
  3. The relationship between Title VII and other anti-discrimination in employment laws.
  4. The necessity for reasonable accommodation and use of an interactive process on issues of religious discrimination claims.
  5. The mechanics and theories of an employment discrimination claim.
  6. How entities can comply with Title VII and reduce the risk such discrimination claims.
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