What is Employment Discrimination?
Employment discrimination occurs when an employer, government entity, labor union or employment agency violates state or federal antidiscrimination laws which prohibit most employers from discriminating against an individual because of:
Generally it is illegal to discriminate in any aspect of employment including:
Discriminatory practices under these laws also include:
|Harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age.|
|Retaliation against an individual for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in an investigation, or opposing discriminatory practices.|
|Employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits, or performance of individuals of a certain sex, race, age, religion, or ethnic group, or individuals with disabilities.|
|Denying employment opportunities to a person because of marriage to, or association with, an individual of a particular race, religion, national origin, or an individual with a disability.|
|Discrimination because of participation in schools or places of worship associated with a particular racial, ethnic, or religious group.|
Employers are required to post notices to all employees advising them of their rights under the laws. Such notices must be accessible, as needed, to persons with visual or other disabilities that affect reading. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal antidiscrimination employment laws and investigates violations.
Many states and municipalities also have enacted protections against discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation, status as a parent, marital status and political affiliation.
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