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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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2013 DISCRIMINATION BILLS

Forty-five states, D.C. and Puerto Rico considered employment discrimination bills during the 2013 legislative session. Twenty-three states and Puerto Rico passed laws, including prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, protecting volunteer emergency responders, and limiting access to employees' personal information.

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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.

 

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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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