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Discrimination

Discrimination

EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

Almost all states have adopted employment discrimination laws, prohibiting workplace discrimination based on factors such as race, gender, age, marital status, national origin, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

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2014 DISCRIMINATION BILLS

During the 2014 legislative session, 41 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico introduced bills related to discrimination in the workplace or discrimination related to employment. Of those, 18 states and Puerto Rico enacted laws.

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EQUAL PAY

female employeeThe federal Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act requires that employers may not discriminate in compensation based on gender, race or other factors.  Learn more from the National Women's Law Center.

2014 Equal Pay Legislation

 

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SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION

scales of justiceTwenty one states and the District of Columbia prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, as of January 2014. Some states also prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression.

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OVERVIEW | DISCRIMINATION

EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

Federal Civil Rights laws prohibit discrimination in employment based on a factors including age, disability, ethic origin, gender, race, religiion or veteran status. In addition, many states have adopted civil rights that provide additional protections against discrimination in hiring or employment, based on additional factors, such as marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, off-duty conduct or mental disability.
 

 

 
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