TITLE

THE UNPROTECTED WORKFORCE: WHY TITLE VII MUST APPLY TO WORKFARE PARTICIPANTS

AUTHOR(S)
Kean, Nicola
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights;Spring2004, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p159
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
As a result of the Personal Responsibility and Work Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), welfare recipients are required to work in order to receive their welfare benefits. In exchange for the requirement that workfare participants work, the United States Congress needs to provide explicit Title VII protections from sexual harassment to workfare participants. There is too much ambiguity in the legislation allowing courts to find that workfare participants are not entitled to Title VII protection. The workers are performing the same jobs as non-relief workers and are increasingly replacing many non-relief workers in jobs.
ACCESSION #
13824328

 

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