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Employment Discrimination

The following Categories are protected:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Sex
  • Religion/Creed
  • Age (40 years or older)
  • Physical/mental disability
  • Pregnancy
  • Retaliation

Discrimination in Employment Poster
Employment Discrimination: Get the Facts
(en español)

Examples of employment allegations:

  • Failing or refusing to hire or discharging individuals
  • Providing different pay, benefits or other terms and conditions of employment
  • Segregating jobs or work sites
  • Sexual harassment
  • Engaging in or tolerating harassment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age or disability
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Failing to provide a reasonable accommodation for disabled persons
  • Treating people differently because they have complained about discrimination
  • Treating an individual less favorably because of the results of genetic testing

Time Limits to File with the Civil Rights Division

If a person thinks they have been discriminated against with respect to employment, they must file their complaint with the Civil Rights Division within 180 days. The length of time available to file a complaint with the Attorney General's Office varies depending on the area of discrimination. Be sure to find out which time period is applicable to your particular circumstance.