Equal Employment opportunity

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THE LAW

Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW at T&T Web Designing & Marketing Services Ltd., a Subsidiary of T&T CALGROUP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, USA

 

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY STATEMENT

 

Constitution: Section 42 of the Nigerian Constitution protects against discrimination in the workplace. The section provides that a citizen of Nigeria of a particular community, ethnic group, place of origin, sex, religion or political opinion shall not, by reason only that he is such a person be subjected either expressly by or in the practical application of any law in force in Nigeria or any executive or administrative action of the government to disabilities or restriction to which citizens of Nigeria of other communities, ethnic groups, places of origin, sex, religious or political opinions are not made subject.

 

Federal and State law prohibit employment discrimination. It is the policy of T&T CALGROUP to comply with laws regarding discrimination in employment based upon race, religion, age (over 40), national origin, sex, or disability. T&T CALGROUP, in compliance with the CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA 1999, Chapter II, Section 17, Subsection 3, under the heading "Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy," offer equal opportunity to all its employees irrespective of sex, social, religious, or cultural background. This Statement does not represent an express or implied contract of employment between T&T CALGROUP and any individual. No person at T&T CALGROUP has the authority to make a commitment of guaranteed or continuing employment, and neither this Statement nor any other T&T CALGROUP publication constitutes such a commitment.

 

WE TAKE IT A STEP FURTHER TO PROTECT ALL OUR EMPLYEES, SHAREHOLDERS AND STAKEHOLDERS

 

Private Employers, State and Local Governments, Educational Institutions, Employment Agencies and Labor Organizations, Applicants to and employees of most private employers, state and local governments, educational institutions, employment agencies and labor organizations are protected under Federal law from discrimination on the following bases:

RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN

Protects applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), or national origin. Religious discrimination includes failing to reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious practices where the accommodation does not impose undue hardship.

 

DISABILITY

Nigerian Disability Act 1993 protects qualified individuals from discrimination on the basis of disability in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. Disability discrimination includes not making reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee, barring undue hardship.

 

AGE

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1993, as amended, protects applicants and employees 40 years of age or older from discrimination based on age in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment.

 

SEX (WAGES) Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill 2011 prohibits sex discrimination in the payment of wages to women and men performing substantially equal work, in jobs that require equal skill, effort, and responsibility, under similar working conditions, in the same establishment. The Bill also states, "Unless the context otherwise states or as contained in the Interpretation Act (Cap 123 LFN 2004), the following words are intended to mean, “Abuse” includes physical, psychological, sexual, verbal, economic, social, cultural or similar mistreatment or mishandling which interferes with the integrity of a female or male human being. “The Convention” means the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The “Covenant” means either the International Covenant on Social and Political Rights or International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights."

GENETICS

Of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2011protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on genetic information in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. GINA also restricts employers’ acquisition of genetic information and strictly limits disclosure of genetic information. Genetic information includes information about genetic tests of applicants, employees, or their family members; the manifestation of diseases or disorders in family members (family medical history); and requests for or receipt of genetic services by applicants, employees, or their family members.

 

RETALIATION

All of these Federal laws prohibit covered entities from retaliating against a person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice.

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU BELIEVE DISCRIMINATION HAS OCCURRED

T&T CALGROUP is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity for all its workers and protects employees interest with strict measures against violation. Since there are no clear Federal Government Laws and agencies enforcing the law, T&T CALGROUP has established its own EEOC Commission to oversee cases of violations. There are strict time limits for filing charges of employment discrimination. To preserve the ability of T&T CALGROUP EEOC Commission to act on your behalf and to protect your right to file a private complaint, should you ultimately need to call +234 807 138 8149, you should contact T&T CALGROUP EEOC Commission promptly when discrimination is suspected.

Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill 2011. 
 
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
 
Date of commencement Long title: A Bill to incorporate and enforce certain provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, National Gender Policy, and other matters connected therewith..
 
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DOWNLOAD AND READ THE "GENDER AND EQUAL OPPORTUNIIES BILL 2011 BECAUSE FAILURE TO READ IT DOES NOT EXEMPT YOU FROM ITS STATUTES.

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