Federal anti-discrimination laws carry anti-retaliation provisions barring employers from taking adverse action against employees for exercising their rights.
THE LAW: The EEOC enforces the nation’s anti-discrimination laws, and the anti-retaliation provisions of these laws: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the(PDA), the ADA and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).
Title VII bars discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin or sex. The ADEA protects workers age 40 or older from discrimination. The EPA requires employers to pay men and women the same amount for the same work.
Employers may not discriminate against disabled workers who can perform the job’s essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation without violating the ADA. Employers have responsibilities to protec...(register to read more)
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