Private Employment, State and Local Governments, Educational Institutions
Applicants to and employees of most private employers, state
and local governments, educational institutions, employment
agencies and labor organizations are protected under the following
RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits
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 or national origin.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, protects
qualified applicants and employees with disabilities from discrimination
in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, job training, fringe
benefits, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment on
the basis of disability. The law also requires that covered entities
provide qualified applicants and employees with disabilities with
reasonable accommodations that do not impose undue hardship.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended,
protects applicants and employees 40 years of age or older from
discrimination on the basis of age in hiring, promotion, discharge,
compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment.
In addition to sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, as amended (see above), the Equal Pay Act of
1963, as amended, prohibits sex discrimination in payment of wages
to women and men performing substantially equal work in the same
Retaliation against a person who files a charge of discrimination,
participates in an investigation, or opposes an unlawful employment
practice is prohibited by all of these Federal laws.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against under any of
the above laws, you should immediately contact an attorney to determine your rights.