What is Equal Employment Opportunity? - Definition, Laws & Policies


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Which one of the following is the best explanation of equal employment opportunity?

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1. What law prohibits discrimination based upon race, color, nationality, sex, and religion?

2. Which federal law prohibits discrimination against the disabled?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will cover equal employment opportunity laws and policies. Quiz questions include some of the laws that prohibit various types of discrimination.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Law that prohibits discrimination based on race or religion
  • Discrimination against the disabled
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding equal employment opportunity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about age discrimination
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding discrimination against pregnant women and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about these laws, review the accompanying lesson called What is Equal Employment Opportunity? - Definition, Laws & Policies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details equal opportunity laws
  • Defines discrimination
  • Explains Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Covers Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Explains the Equal Pay Act