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Employment Discrimination Law

Federal Employment Discrimination Statutes

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq.: Title VII prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 626 et seq: prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of age.

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq.: prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of disability.

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000ff et seq.: prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of genetic information.

Equal Pay Act of 1963, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d): prohibits employers from discriminating by paying unequal wages based on the employees' gender.

Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. § 794: prohibits discrimination on the basis of discrimination in programs conducted by federal agencies, programs receiving federal financial assistance, and in federal employment.

Section 1981, 42 U.S.C. § 1981: often used in conjunction with Title VII claims.

Legislative Histories

Connecticut Employment Discrimination Statutes

Federal Regulations

Connecticut Regulations


Finding Employment Discrimination Cases

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Topics --> Labor & Employment

Westlaw Key Numbers

78 Civil Rights

   k1101-k1300 Employment Practices

231H Labor and Employment

   k750-k899 Adverse Employment Action

   k2450-k2489 Equal Pay

Lexis Subject Headings

Labor and Employment Law