Executive Order 11246 (1965)

Author:Theodore Eisenberg
Pages:945
 
FREE EXCERPT

Page 945

Executive Order 11246 required government contractors to take AFFIRMATIVE ACTION to ensure nondiscriminatory employment practices. Employers complying with the order may encounter employees or potential employees who claim that affirmative action violates Title VII of the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 or the Constitution. UNITED STEEL-WORKERS OF AMERICA V. WEBER (1979), which sustained some affirmative action by private employers, does not foreclose all such claims. Efforts to undermine the order by amending the 1964 act have failed. Part I of the order, which banned discrimination and required affirmative action by the federal government, was superseded by...

To continue reading

FREE SIGN UP