What are the Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination?
At La Pietra & Krieger we have extensive experience representing both employees and employers in employment discrimination cases. However, in these cases Statutes of Limitations are strictly construed. If you think you have been the victim of an unlawful employment action contact us immediately and arrange for a consultation.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
- Which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA)
- Which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
- Which protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older.
Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
- Which prohibit employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector, and in state and local governments.
Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Which prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities, specifically those enduced by drug rehabilitation.
The Civil Rights Act of 1991
- Which, among other things, provides monetary damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces all of these laws. EEOC also provides oversight and coordination of all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and policies
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