Update on Fair Employment Opportunity Act

by Easter on July 15, 2012

The Fair Employment Opportunity Act was introduced in March by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.). This act would prohibit discrimination against the unemployed, many of whom are minorities and/or people over the age of 55.

There are many people who are unemployed, want to work, but cannot get interviews to be considered for a job. There are companies who post in their job listings that they will not consider the unemployed. I would not want to work for any company who discriminates against anyone who lost their job through no fault of their own. Nor would I want to be a customer of any company who will not hire the unemployed.

The Fair Employment Opportunity Act went to congressional committee on July 12. This is the next step before the bill goes to the House. Here is an easy overview of the federal legislative process of how a bill becomes a law.

To see more information about the Fair Employment Opportunity Act, see Rep. Johnson’s website.

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