WORKPLACE RIGHTS LAW GROUP ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency responsible for enforcing workplace civil rights laws as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972. In California, in 2017 there were 5,423 individual charges of discrimination brought before the EEOC.
As college applicants or students, you will soon be entering the workforce. Once there, how you’re treated, how you can behave, how you’re paid, eligibility for benefits and all hiring, promotion, discipline and termination decisions will be subject to employment and workplace laws. They will impact your day-to-day life like no other area of the law. Because of that, it’s never too early to begin understanding the rights and obligations you’ll have as an employee.
August 1, 2024
Applicants must be EITHER out-going high school seniors (graduating in winter 2023 or spring 2024) OR students enrolled in a college, trade school, university, or graduate program as of the fall 2023 semester.
Write a 500-word essay on how you hope employment law will help you as an employee and what you’d like to learn about employee rights.
Send us the following information:
Your name and email,
Your resume, and
Your transcript OR proof of enrollment