Employment Discrimination Laws

Employment discrimination is a form of discrimination that might occur when employers make decisions on hiring, giving promotion, job assignments, compensation or when terminating a job. There are employment discrimination laws against unfair treatment based on:

  • Race
  • Sex
  • Pregnancy
  • Religion
  • National Origin
  • Physical disability (Mental, physical - including HIV status)
  • Age
  • Military service
  • Bad debts
  • Citizenship status (citizens, permanent residents, temporary residents, refugees, and asylees)
  • Genetic information

LGBT Executive Order Signed by Obama

President Obama signed Monday July 21st 2014 an executive order banning workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees of federal contractors and the federal government.

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