It is against the law to discriminate in employment, or to deny an individual his or her civil rights due to factors such as: age, sex, religion, national origin, race, or disability.
Federal laws protecting rights of citizens include:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex or national origin (lips, nose, and eyes). Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq.
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 implemented to protect older workers from being discrimination against in the workplace, such as being fired, segregated, or not being hired due to age (40 or over). Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended 29 U.S.C. § 621.
- Americans With Disabilities Act prohibits employees from being discriminated against solely on the basis of a physical or mental disability. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, 42 U.S.C § 12101, et seq.
- Family and Medical Leave Act provides employees with 12 weeks of unpaid leave, in a one year period of time, for medical reasons such as employee’s or a immediate family member’s serious health condition, the birth of a child, or the adoption of a child. Family and Medical Leave Act, as amended 29 U.S.C § 2617.
- Equal Pay Act enacted to ensure that men and women who perform comparable work are paid comparable wages, thereby prohibiting gender discrimination in the workplace. Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended 29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 prohibits discrimination because of, or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical conditions. It was added as an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act prohibits discrimination against veterans and reservists based on their military status. 38 U.S.C. § 4301, et seq.
Many states have passed addition laws to address discrimination in the workplace. For instance, employees in New York are further protected by New York Executive Law. Employees working in New York City are also protected by the Administrative Code of the City of New York. If you feel your employment or civil rights have been violated, you need a civil rights attorney to protect your legal rights.
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