scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Camp Staffs View Sex Harasment Video
Wed Jul 12 2000 - 17:26:08 CDT
>><snip>< What is the
> BSA's policy on hiring homosexuals? He shrugged his shoulders and said he's
> never been given a clear answer, but all the BSA hiring literature promotes
> they are an equal opportunity employer and therefore shouldn't really have a
> problem with it.
I'm not picking on the original poster for relaying the
above statement but, let's be very careful not to propagate
It is most informative to visit the EEOC website and read
and understand what equal opportunity employment means.
>From the EEOC's information for small business employers
What laws does the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
enforces the following federal laws: Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), Age Discrimination in
Employment Act (ADEA), Equal Pay Act (EPA), and the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These laws prohibit
employment discrimination based on race, color, sex,
religion, national origin, age, disability or in retaliation
for opposing job discrimination, filing a charge or
participating in proceedings under the laws. EEOC's mandate
is to determine in a fair and objective manner whether the
laws it enforces have been violated.
And regarding sexual harassment:
Facts About Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that
violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors,
and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or
rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects
an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an
individual's work performance or creates an intimidating,
hostile or offensive work environment.
Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of
circumstances, including but not limited to the following:
The victim as well as the harasser may be a woman
or a man. The victim does not have to be of the opposite
The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, an
agent of the employer, a supervisor in another area, a
co-worker, or a non-employee.
The victim does not have to be the person harassed
but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.
Unlawful sexual harassment may occur without
economic injury to or discharge of the victim.
The harasser's conduct must be unwelcome.
IMHO, because a group or groups portray themselves as a
"minority" or "protected class" or "discriminated against
minority", this does not make it so in the eyes of the law
nor does it warrant special consideration.
But don't take my word for it because this is, after all,
the Internet. Visit the library, do some research. You can
actually call the EEOC and talk to a compliance officer --
Do that too. (S)he may just tell you that Rich Locke is
full of **** :-)