In January of 2017, Donald Trump will be president of the United States. This is not what the political pundits expected, and it is not what most service providers working in the affirmative action/equal opportunity area expected. Now that a Trump presidency is a reality, it is time to determine how this affects organizations that must comply with the federal affirmative action laws.

How Are the Federal Affirmative Action Laws Different Than Other Laws?

When an organization accepts money through a federal contract or subcontract, it must meet the requirements associated with the three affirmative action laws. These laws are:
 

  • Executive Order 11246, which requires organizations to take affirmative action for minorities and females and prohibits discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, and gender identity
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