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Federal fair employment laws protect employees from discrimination based on age, race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, and genetic information. Federal law covers employers of 15 or more, except for the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which covers employers with 20 or more employees. State laws often cover employers with fewer employees and provide protection for groups not covered under federal law. Certain individuals in the workplace, such as independent contractors, are not protected by federal fair employment laws if they are not employees. Employers are liable for discriminatory acts by supervisors--in some cases, strictly liable. There are many preventive measures an employer can take to reduce the probability of being sued for discrimination. Civil rights laws also impose numerous recordkeeping requirements on employers.
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102269news.aspxCivil RightsNews HR Manager Fired for Downloading, E-Mailing Himself Company Documents 11/22/2017National
102239news.aspxCivil RightsNews Raising the Bar: Eliminating 'Unconscious Bias' in the Workplace 11/01/2017National
102218news.aspxCivil RightsNews EEOC Goes After Employers for Disability, Pay Discrimination Claims 10/17/2017National
102205news.aspxCivil RightsNews Sessions Memo Changes DOJ Position on Transgender Discrimination 10/06/2017National
92507faqs.aspxCivil RightsQuestions & Answers I have heard that there is a new law regarding the hiring of convicted felons under EEOC. Where can I find that information? 10/25/2012National
85639faqs.aspxCivil RightsQuestions & Answers An older employee consistently misses productivity requirements. She has been limping and moving slowly. When her manager spoke to her about her productivity she accused him of age discrimination. What should we do? 02/21/2011National
83404faqs.aspxCivil RightsQuestions & Answers We have Plan A for the owner and Plan B for employees. At renewal, can we raise only employee costs Plan B (no change to Plan A)? 09/22/2010National
81643faqs.aspxCivil RightsQuestions & Answers One of our employees is a man who has assumed the personal identity of a women and consistantly dresses and acts like a women. He claims that he has had sex change surgury and is "legally" a woman now. One of my female employees has complained about 01/28/2010National
80862faqs.aspxCivil RightsQuestions & Answers Is an employer liable for employee favoritism by a manager? 09/25/2009National
80571faqs.aspxCivil RightsQuestions & Answers Can HR file an EEOC claim on behalf of employees when management ignores internal complaint procedures? 08/21/2009National
1697training.aspxCivil RightsTraining Meetings Avoiding Discrimination  National
1446state_comparison_charts.aspxCivil RightsGuidance Avoiding Hiring Discrimination  National
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91774state_comparison_charts.aspxCivil RightsGuidance Discrimination and Harassment, by State (PDF)  National
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1323state_comparison_charts.aspxCivil RightsGuidance Employment Discrimination in Construction  National
1322state_comparison_charts.aspxCivil RightsGuidance Employment Discrimination in Supply and Service  National
16142timesavers.aspxCivil RightsPolicies Equal Employment Opportunity  National
91782state_comparison_charts.aspxCivil RightsGuidance Fair Employment Laws, by State (PDF)  National
1347state_comparison_charts.aspxCivil RightsGuidance Genetic Discrimination - EEOC Guidance  National
90572timesavers.aspxCivil RightsPolicies Harassment (Progressive I)  National
90573timesavers.aspxCivil RightsPolicies Harassment (Progressive II)  National
90574timesavers.aspxCivil RightsPolicies Harassment (Standard I)  National
90575timesavers.aspxCivil RightsPolicies Harassment (Standard II)  National
90576timesavers.aspxCivil RightsPolicies Harassment (Standard III)  National
90577timesavers.aspxCivil RightsPolicies Harassment (Strict)  National
90578timesavers.aspxCivil RightsPolicies Investigation of Harassment (Standard)  National
8744timesavers.aspxCivil RightsPolicies Nondiscrimination  National
100770state_comparison_charts.aspxCivil RightsGuidance OSHA’s Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers  National
90446training.aspxCivil RightsHandouts Preventing All Forms of Discrimination (Handout)  National
90445training.aspxCivil RightsQuizzes Preventing All Forms of Discrimination (Quiz)  National
90444training.aspxCivil RightsTraining Talks Preventing All Forms of Discrimination (Training Talk)  National
76997training.aspxCivil RightsQuizzes Preventing Discrimination In the Workplace  National
77000training.aspxCivil RightsTraining Exercises Preventing Discrimination In the Workplace (Exercise 1)  National
77001training.aspxCivil RightsTraining Exercises Preventing Discrimination In the Workplace (Exercise 2)  National
76995training.aspxCivil RightsHandouts Preventing Discrimination In the Workplace (Handout)  National
76996training.aspxCivil RightsHandouts Preventing Discrimination In the Workplace (Handout)  National
76994training.aspxCivil RightsPowerPoints Preventing Discrimination In the Workplace (PPT)  National
76999training.aspxCivil RightsTrainer's Guides Preventing Discrimination In the Workplace (Trainer's Guides)  National
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