Employment Discrimination: Get the Facts

In 1963, I marched with thousands of people on Washington, D.C. to hear Martin Luther King give his transformational “I have a dream” speech in which he said all people should be judged by the “content of their character.”

I am passionate about holding to that standard, and one of the most important areas in which this needs to be upheld is in the workplace. Employment discrimination is particularly serious because our nation was founded on the ideals of individual freedoms, and one of the most fundamental freedoms in a democracy is the freedom to choose your career. A person’s ethnicity, gender or disability should never be a barrier to finding gainful employment.

This guide to fair employment is designed to help you if you believe you have been subjected to unfair practices. If you need more information, please contact the Attorney General’s Community Services Program at 602-542-2123 or the Civil Rights Division at 602-542-5263.

Tom Horne
Arizona Attorney General

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