A Is for Antidiscrimination Employment Laws

As you already know, the letter “A” is my bae. Today, we are discussing antidiscrimination employment laws, because . . . you guessed it! The topic starts with the letter A.

What Are Antidiscrimnation Laws?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) oversees a set of laws that deal with making sure everyone has equal opportunity in this country in terms of employment. This means ensuring that no one is discriminated against based on a number of factors. 

For instance, you can’t be discriminated against based on race, religion, sex, pregnancy, or national origin. In addition, there are age discrimination laws that protect people over the age of forty, and there are laws related to sexual harassment. 

Moreover, the Equal Pay Act of 1963 ensures that men and women receive equal pay for the same type of work. This law protects against wage discrimination based on sex.

The Rehabilitation act of 1973 protects those with disabilities against employment discrimination. It also requires that employers make reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities.

If you believe that you’ve been discriminated against, you might want to click here to talk with an employment lawyer about your rights.

Other Laws Meant to Protect Employees from Unfair Employment Practices

The EEOC also watches out for the following issues:

  • Employers considering hiring someone based on factors outside of a candidate’s qualifications and abilities.
  • Employers trying to coerce an employee into engaging in political activities, or discriminating against them for not engaging in political activities.
  • An employer not hiring someone or firing someone based on their political affiliations.
  • Anyone at a place of employment trying to get someone to withdraw from seeking a position in order to benefit another person.
  • Anyone at a place of employment attempting to get revenge on an employee for blowing the whistle.
  • An employer attempting to retaliate against someone who is applying for a job, or retaliating against someone who is an employee, because they filed an appeal.
  • Employers aren’t allowed to discriminate against an employee for conduct that doesn’t interfere with the job’s requirements. For instance, you can’t discriminate against someone because of their sexual orientation.
  • Anyone at a place of employment who gives unauthorized advantage to one applicant over another based on factors other than merit.

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