Discrimination: Back to Hiring Goals

Back to Hiring Goals

Last fall the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission abandoned the use of goals and timetables to remedy discrimination in U.S. employment practices. But EEOC Chairman Clarence Thomas told Congress last week that his agency will resume its use of these antidiscrimination tools. The reason: the Supreme Court last month reaffirmed the legality of goals and timetables in the workplace. Said Thomas: "That's the law of the land, whether I like it or not." Civil rights leaders, however, are still wary that the EEOC will let employers drag their feet on meeting hiring goals. Ralph Neas, executive director of the Leadership Conference on...

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