Below are brief summaries of important discrimination-related topics.  Click on "More" to obtain additional information concerning the topic.

Discrimination Overview
Discrimination law is a constantly changing organism.  There are federal laws which cover discrimination/harassment that apply to everyone in the United States, and most states have their own state discrimination and harassment laws.  READ MORE

Title VII
Title VII is the federal law that governs discrimination.  It is part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  This law controls discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin and sex.  READ MORE

Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Currently, no federal law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.  Some state laws provide protection, and some local ordinances provide protection as well.  READ MORE

Harassment
The laws that govern discrimination also govern harassment.  That means that the only kinds of harassment that are actionable are those that are based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability.  READ MORE

Age Discrimination
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act was enacted to protect people over 40 in the workplace.  READ MORE

Disability Discrimination
The Americans With Disabilities Act makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability. The employer must make a reasonable accommodation, unless doing so would create an undue hardship.  READ MORE

Wrongful Termination
Most people who are fired believe they were wrongfully terminated. The truth is that in many states, unless an employee has a specific employment agreement, that employee is an EMPLOYEE AT WILL.  READ MORE

The E.E.O.C and State Agencies
An employee who wants the protection of the federal laws must file a charge of discrimination or harassment with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (E.E.O.C.) within 180 days of the last occurrence of the discrimination or harassment.  READ MORE

 

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