3.0 hours Fair Housing, Discrimination, and the Market Place Course Syllabus
3.0 Elective Hours
It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against a job applicant because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. For example, an employer may not refuse to give employment applications to people of a certain race. An employer may not base hiring decisions on stereotypes and assumptions about a person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.
If an employer requires job applicants to take a test, the test must be necessary and related to the job and the employer may not exclude people. In addition, the employer may not use a test that excludes applicants age 40 or older if the test is not based on a reasonable factor other than age.
If a job applicant with a disability needs an accommodation (such as a sign language interpreter) to apply for a job, the employer is required to provide the accommodation, so long as the accommodation does not cause the employer significant difficulty or expense.
This course focuses on discrimination in employment. Specifics of the EEOC laws such as age, disability, equal pay, genetic information, harassment, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, retaliation, sex and sexual harassment were discussed. Case studies are presented to provide an in-depth understanding of the material.