The EEOC enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Employers can’t discriminate in hiring, firing, compensation, terms or conditions of employment. Nor can employers segregate employees based on their membership in a protected class.
The EEOC also enforces the ADA, which protects qualified individuals with disabilities from job discrimination, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which protects workers 40 or older.
In recent months, the EEOC has made a lot of noise about new initiatives to combat workplace discrimination. Three of the most prominent include (1) the E-RACE Initiative, (2) employment testing and (3) protections for caregivers.
The E-RACE Initiative
The Eradicating Racism and Colorism from Employment (E-RACE) Initiative is an outreach, education and enforcem...(register to read more)
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