Employment Discrimination Laws:. Title VII ADEA PDA ADA Sexual Orientation. Title VII. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (gender), or national origin in companies with 15 or more employees.
(Information taken from U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
-Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.
-Has a record of such impairment or is regarded as having such impairment.
-An employer is required to provide reasonable accommodation unless they can should that it would be an undue hardship: would require significant difficulty or expense.
Statewide Employment Protections
ENDA-`Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007‘(introduced to House)
(1) to provide a comprehensive Federal prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity;
(2) to provide meaningful and effective remedies for employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity; and
(3) to invoke congressional powers, including the powers to enforce the 14th amendment to the Constitution, and to regulate interstate commerce and provide for the general welfare pursuant to section 8 of article I of the Constitution, in order to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.