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​Employment Discrimination

If you feel you have been the victim of illegal employment discrimination, file a complaint or report a bias incident by:

You Have the Right to Employment Free from Illegal Discrimination

In employment, it is illegal to discriminate against someone based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Age (over 40)
  • Religious creed
  • National origin
  • Ancestry
  • Having a GED rather than a high school diploma
  • Handicap or disability
  • Relationship to a person with a disability
  • The use of a guide or support animal for a disability
In hospital and health care employment settings, it is illegal to discriminate against someone based on:
  • Participation in abortion or sterilization procedures, or
  • Refusal to participate in abortion or sterilization procedures.
It is also illegal to discriminate against someone because they:
  • Opposed illegal discrimination
  • Filed a complaint
  • Assisted in a complaint investigation
This is called retaliation, and the law protects those who oppose illegal behavior.

To file an employment discrimination complaint, you must be a victim or have the authority to act on behalf of a victim.

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